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Research Article

On Some Fundamental Peculiarities of the Traveling Wave Reactor

Table 1

Results of the numerical experiments of the wave mode parameters based on U-Pu and Th-U cycles.

[cm] [cm/day] [cm−2 s−1] [cm−2] [barn] Fuel burn-up Solution

U-Pu cycle
Sekimoto and Udagawa [12] 90 0.008 3.25 1015 3.2 1023 1000 3.2 43% No
Rusov et al. [5] 200 2.77 1018 6.2 1024 1000 62 60% No
Pavlovich et al. [16] 0.003 1.7 1024 1000 17 30% No
Fomin et al. [49] 100 0.07 2 1016 2.5 1024 1000 25 30% No
Fomin et al. [50] 125 1.7 5 1017 3.2 1024 1000 32 40% No
Chen et al. [18] 216 0.046 3 1015 1.2 1024 1000 12 30% No
Weaver et al. [23] 1.75 20% No

Th-U cycle
Teller et al. [4] 70 0.14 2 1015 8.6 1022 1000 0.96 50% Yes
Seifritz [6] 100 0.096 1015 9.0 1022 1000 0.90 30% Yes
Melnik et al. [51] 100 0.0055 0.5 1016 7.9 1024 1000 80 50% No

U-Pu (+ moderator)
Example 100 0.234 2.5 1015 9.2 1023 100 0.92 20% Yes
Ideal TWR 1024 100 1.0 20% Yes

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