Performance of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor as a tritium production device for fusion reactors

Hideaki Matsuura, S. Kouchi, H. Nakaya, T. Yasumoto, Y. Nakao, S. Shimakawa, M. Goto, S. Nakagawa, M. Nishikawa

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The performance of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor as a tritium production device is examined. A gas turbine high-temperature reactor of 300 MWe nominal capacity (GTHTR300) is assumed as the calculation target of a typical gas-cooled reactor, and using the continuous-energy Monte Carlo transport code MVP-BURN, burn-up simulations for the 3-dimensional entire-core region of GTHTR300 were carried out considering its unique double heterogeneity structure. It is shown that gas-cooled reactors with thermal output power of 3 GW in all can produce 5-8 kg of tritium in a year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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