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PROJECT-X, SRF, AND VERY LARGE POWER STATIONS

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Alan A Wehmann
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Alan A Wehmann
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29 Jan 2010, 15:25
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We seek to develop accelerator-driven subcritical (ADS) nuclear power stations operating at more than 5 to 10 GW in an inherently safe region below criticality, generating no greenhouse gases, producing minimal nuclear waste and no byproducts that are useful to rogue nations or terrorists, incinerating waste from conventional nuclear reactors, and efficiently using abundant thorium fuel that does not need enrichment. First, the feasibility of the accelerator technology must be demonstrated. Fermilab is developing concepts for Project X, which would use a superconducting RF (SRF) linear proton accelerator to provide beams for particle physics at the intensity and energy frontiers. We propose to extend this linac design to serve as a prototype for a practical accelerator that can drive several ADS reactors at once and also provide beams for reactor development.
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