molten-salt reactor

molten-salt reactor

[¦mōlt·ən ¦sȯlt rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which the fissile and fertile material, in the form of fluoride salts, is dissolved in the coolant, which is a molten mixture of salts such as lithium fluoride and beryllium fluoride. Abbreviated MSR. Also known as fused-salt reactor.
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