In this episode, we discuss...

  • Ron's start with General Electric working on the D-Replacement Reactor

  • How thermohydraulics are used to raise exit temperatures and prevent a boiling coolant

  • The significance of plutonium-recycle test reactors and challenges of the program

  • An explanation of the physics behind the Fast Flux Test Facility 

  • The advantages of a fast reactor 

  • The definition of breeding 

  • Why it is important to establish mutual and meaningful international partnerships 

  • Russia and its closed cities 

  • A discussion on the best way to embark designing new nuclear technology 

  • Present advances in the nuclear technology sector and its implications for the future 

Fast Reactor Expert, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 

Ron Omberg

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