Progress in advanced reactor technology; use of fluoride salts and thorium

Per F. Peterson
UC Berkeley


Generation IV reactor technologies have potentially substantial advantages over current advanced light water reactor technology, but face substantial challenges to development, licensing, and commercial deployment. This talk will review the options and potential advantages for high temperature reactor technologies that would use fluoride salts for heat transport, as well as thorium as a component of their fuel. Near term and long term options will be discussed.