Associate Director of Experimental Facilities, Argonne National Lab

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Chris' start in the Nuclear Propulsion Office Candidate Program 

  • Technology development and sodium-cooled power plants

  • Improving the cost performance of technology

  • Advanced and vessel refueling machines

  • Sodium and its different mediums

  • The history of metal and importance of building to increasing scale for commercialization

  • Alkaline metal technology development

  • Function of the cold trap in a sodium loop

  • The differences between a sodium system and a light water system 

  • Aqueous and pyro processing technology development 

  • The importance of maintaining the US' technology edge and knowledge base 

Chris Grandy

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