Accelerator driven sub-critical core
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Systems and methods for operating an accelerator driven sub-critical core. In one embodiment, a fission power generator includes a sub-critical core and a plurality of proton beam generators. Each of the proton beam generators is configured to concurrently provide a proton beam into a different area of the sub-critical core. Each proton beam scatters neutrons within the sub-critical core. The plurality of proton beam generators provides aggregate power to the sub-critical core, via the proton beams, to scatter neutrons sufficient to initiate fission in the sub-critical core.
Mcintyre, Peter M.; Sattarov, Akhdiyor (2015). Accelerator driven sub-critical core. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from