converter reactor

converter reactor

n
(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor for converting one fuel into another, esp one that transforms fertile material into fissionable material. Compare breeder reactor
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The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday it will postpone the planned decommissioning of the prototype advanced converter reactor Fugen in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, for five years until fiscal 2033.
This led to the discovery that the same basic single-fluid design could work remarkably well as a simple converter reactor using low enriched uranium and thorium.
While it can be argued that this approach has many advantages over other breeder designs, it's likely that at the least the first generation of new MSRs, should they be built, will be simple single-fluid converter reactors that require a minimum of additional research and development.