Nuclear Physics Information Needed for Accelerator Driven Transmutation of Nuclear Waste
There is renewed interest in using accelerator driven neutron sources to address the problem of high level long-lived nuclear waste. Several laboratories have developed systems that may have a significant impact on the future use of nuclear power, adding options for dealing with long-lived actinide wastes and fission products, and for power production. This paper describes a new Los Alamos concept using thermal neutrons and examines the nuclear data requirements.
KeywordsTransmutation radioactive waste spallation fission energy nuclear data
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