Monju Operation

May 2003
Nuclear Plant Journal;May/Jun2003, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p7
Trade Publication
Reports on the joint statement released by the French Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA), the United States Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) in March 2003 expressing support for the early resumption of operations at the Monju fast breeder reactor (FBR). Statement title; Citing of data for the commercialization of FBR technology on a global scale.


Related Articles

  • Fast breeders.  // International Power Generation;May98, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p4 

    Reports that Japan will continue to develop fast-breeder reactors despite the French decision to shut down its Superphenix facility. Reason for closing the facility; Comments from Sadakazu Tanigaki, director-general of the Science and Technology Atomic.

  • DynMo: Dynamic Simulation Model for Space Reactor Power Systems. El-Genk, Mohamed; Tournier, Jean-Michel // AIP Conference Proceedings;2005, Vol. 746 Issue 1, p1005 

    A Dynamic simulation Model (DynMo) for space reactor power systems is developed using the SIMULINK® platform. DynMo is modular and could be applied to power systems with different types of reactors, energy conversion, and heat pipe radiators. This paper presents a general description of...

  • DEVELOPMENT OF INSPECTION MODALITY FOR SHELL WELD OF CORE SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF A FAST BREEDER REACTOR USING CIVA. Rao, Chelamchala Babu; Raillon, Raphaële; Sharma, Govind Kumar; Jayakumar, Tammana; Benoist, Philippe; Raj, Baldev // AIP Conference Proceedings;2/22/2010, Vol. 1211 Issue 1, p1159 

    The core support structure is welded with a 40 mm thick base plate of the main vessel, of 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, Kalpakkam, India, along the circumference. This ‘shell weld’ situated at a distance of about 435 mm away from the weld overlay, is in-accessible to...

  • Temperature Distributions in LMR Fuel Pin Bundles as Modeled by COBRA-IV-I. Wright, Steven A.; Stout, Sherry // AIP Conference Proceedings;2005, Vol. 746 Issue 1, p1021 

    Most pin type reactor designs for space power or terrestrial applications group the fuel pins into a number of relatively large fuel pin bundles or subassemblies. Fuel bundles for terrestrial liquid metal fast breeders reactors typically use 217 – 271 pins per sub-assembly, while some...

  • Breeders interbreeding. Patterson, Walter C. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1980, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p5 

    The article focuses on the British fast breeder program and discusses the government's attitude towards the breeder program and the international part that the program has been playing. The Thatcher government was enthusiastic towards the program. However, problems abound regarding the...

  • Modernization of the IBR-2 pulsed research reactor. Dragunov, Yu.; Tretiyakov, I.; Lopatkin, A.; Romanova, N.; Lukasevich, I.; Ananyev, V.; Vinogradov, A.; Dolgikh, A.; Yedunov, L.; Pepelyshev, Yu.; Rogov, A.; Shabalin, E.; Zaikin, A.; Golovnin, I. // Atomic Energy;Nov2012, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p29 

    The structural design of the IBR-2 periodic-pulse reactor is described. The principal stages of the project in modernizing the reactor, the technical characteristics before and after modernization, and the results of startup measures are presented.

  • MBIR multipurpose fast reactor-innovative tool for the development of nuclear power technologies. Dragunov, Yu.; Tretiyakov, I.; Lopatkin, A.; Romanova, N.; Lukasevich, I. // Atomic Energy;Nov2012, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p24 

    The objective of implementing the MBIR liquid-metal cooled fast research reactor, which is supposed to come on line in 2019, is to provide the industry with the experimental-research resources required to validate and maintain plans for innovative and evolutionary nuclear technologies. The...

  • Multiphysics Model Development and the Core Analysis for In Situ Breeding and Burning Reactor. Shengyi Si // Science & Technology of Nuclear Installations;2013, p1 

    The in situ breeding and burning reactor (ISBBR), whichmakes use of the outstanding breeding capability of metallic pellet and the excellent irradiation-resistant performance of SiCf/SiC ceramic composites cladding, can approach the design purpose of ultralong cycle and ultrahigh burnup and...

  • Multiple recycling of fuel in prototype fast breeder reactor. Pandikumar, G.; Gopalakrishnan, V.; Mohanakrishnan, P. // Pramana: Journal of Physics;May2009, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p819 

    In a thermal neutron reactor, multiple recycle of U{Pu fuel is not possible due to degradation of fossile content of Pu in just one recycle. In the FBR closed fuel cycle, possibility of multi-recycle has been recognized. In the present study, Pu-239 equivalence approach is used to demonstrate...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics