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Approaches to Developing a Small Nuclear Power Plant Based on a Gas-Cooled Reactor

The concept of a small gas-cooled reactor for the Brayton cycle using reactor technologies, design solutions, and existing experience of NIKIET is proposed. The concept is based on the optimal use of existing materials in the design and implements the principles of universality, modularity, and compactness. Variants of the reactor design, design of the transport lock system, cooling channel of the critical components of the reactor vessel, and radiation protection are presented.

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Correspondence to V. V. Kudinov.

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Translated from Atomnaya Énergiya, Vol. 126, No. 5, pp. 243–248, May, 2019.

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Dragunov, Y.G., Kudinov, V.V. & Kulikov, D.G. Approaches to Developing a Small Nuclear Power Plant Based on a Gas-Cooled Reactor. At Energy 126, 273–278 (2019).

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