Molten Salt Reactor Research in Switzerland

  • Jiri KrepelEmail author
  • Boris Hombourger
  • Carlo Fiorina
  • Sergii Nichenko
  • Jarmo Kalilainen
  • Peter Burgherr
  • Horst-Michael Prasser
  • Andreas Pautz
Conference paper


The enhancement of safety, sustainability, and social acceptance is the main requirements for a nuclear renaissance. Two Gen IV concepts, the molten salt reactor and the high-temperature reactor, have a potential for the paradigm shift in nuclear safety, and Switzerland is involved in the international research efforts dedicated to both of these reactors. Due to the liquid fuel state, especially molten salt reactor (MSR) can act as a safe, sustainable, and acceptable reactor for the future. Main aim of the MSR research program in Switzerland is the safety. Nonetheless, possible MSR designs and so the fuel cycles are also evaluated. At the same time, tools are being developed for MSR transient analysis and thermochemical simulations.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiri Krepel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Boris Hombourger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carlo Fiorina
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sergii Nichenko
    • 1
  • Jarmo Kalilainen
    • 3
  • Peter Burgherr
    • 1
  • Horst-Michael Prasser
    • 1
    • 3
  • Andreas Pautz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear Energy and SafetyPaul Scherrer Institute (PSI)VilligenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems BehaviourEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Laboratory of Nuclear Energy SystemsETH ZürichZurichSwitzerland

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