Enhancement of transmutation of minor actinides by hydride target

Kenji Konashi, Tsugio Yokoyama

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A hydride target including minor actinides (MA) is able to enhance the transmutation rate in a fast breeding reactor (FBR) without degradation of core safety characters. Fast neutrons generated in the core region of the FBR are moderated in the MA-hydride target assemblies and then efficiently absorbed by MA. The MA-hydride target pin has been designed in the light of recent research of hydride materials. This chapter shows the feasibility of MA transmutation by an existing reactor, Monju.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Back-End and Transmutation Technology for Waste Disposal
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond the Fukushima Accident
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9784431551119
ISBN (Print)9784431551102
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • Fast breeder reactor
  • Hydride
  • Minor actinide


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