In this episode, we discuss...

  • Lou’s background in fusion and personal journey in the nuclear space

  • Lou’s work as the national technical director for molten salt reactors

  • Stellarator versus tokamak plasmas

  • The important roles of neutral beams and pellets

  • Challenges in nuclear fission

  • Uses of hydro reactors in scientific testing

  • A deep dive into Project Prometheus and space power initiatives

  • The new interest in molten salt reactors

  • The Advanced Reactor Technology program within the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Common challenges among developers and ways in which we can overcome them

  • Interactions of fission products with salt

  • Designing for contingency versus replacement

Lou Qualls

Molten Salt Reactors, Technical Director, Oak Ridge National Labs

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