Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika

The peer-reviewed scientific and technology journal. ISSN: 0204-3327

Status and Trends of the Fast Reactor Technology Development

5/29/2012 2011 - #01 Physics and technology of nuclear reactors

Poplavsky V.M.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2011.1.01

UDC: 621.039.526

It is shown that by the present time only the technology of the fast sodium-cooled reactors as a basis of the new technological platform involving the closed fuel cycle is actually available to be commercialized. It is declared that the utilization of other coolants can improve safety and performance of the fast reactors.