Accelerator Driven Subcritical Systems

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The generation of nuclear energy produces besides energy also high level nuclear waste, which is nowadays for geological storage. Transmutation of the minor actinides and long-lived fission products which arise from the reprocessing of the spent nuclear fuel can reduce the radiological impact of these radioactive elements. Transmutation can be performed in an efficient way in fast neutron spectrum facilities. An accelerator driven sub-critical system operates in a flexible and safer manner than a critical core even with a core loaded with a high amount of minor actinides leading to a more efficient MA transmutation.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy
Subtitle of host publicationReference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128197253
ISBN (Print)9780128197257
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


  • Accelerator Driven Systems, Fast neutron spectrum, Nuclear waste, Minor actinides, Transmutation, Sub-critical core, MYRRHA

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