Session 2.6.3

Innovative nuclear systems


Innovative nuclear systems, molten salt nuclear reactors, thorium fuel cycle, pyro-processes, innovative materials for nuclear reactors, nuclear fuel, nuclear cladding materials



  • KN: Fiona RAYMENT (Director, Nuclear Innovation and Research Office, UK)

  • IL : David Hoezler (ORNL, USA)


Many innovative systems have been proposed within the recent past years, as attempts to build more efficient, safer and long-lasting nuclear systems. Chemistry is at the heart of most of them: molten salts reactors, thorium-based reactors, have to overcome new chemical challenges and/or material issues, which focus today an increased attention across the world. This session will present an overview of innovative concepts and related chemical challenges.