chapter  13
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Fluoride Salt Advanced High-Temperature Reactor

ByPer F. Peterson, Edward D. Blandford

The thermophysical and chemical properties of liquid ¦uoride salts [1,2] create unique capabilities for use as primary coolants for high-temperature reactors (HTRs). One of the most important properties is their uniquely high volumetric heat capacity, as shown in Table 13.1, which enables signiŒcantly more compact liquid salt primary loop components than equivalent equipment in pressurized water reactors (PWRs).