KAIST research team proposes micro modular nuclear reactor cooled by supercritical CO2
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MARCH 11, 2016
A KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) research team has proposed a micro modular nuclear reactor cooled by a supercritical CO 2 (S-CO 2 ) Brayton cycle. The core has long life (20 years) without refueling as well as inherent safety features. The S-CO 2 Brayton cycle was proposed as a power conversion system to achieve a compact and lightweight module. The entire system can be contained in a single module and be transported via ground or maritime transportation.