Current Czech R&D in Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) Technology and Future Directions

  • Jan Uhlíř
  • Vlastimil Juříček
Conference paper


Molten salt reactor (MSR) systems and thorium–uranium fuel cycle technology have been under theoretical and experimental development in the Czech Republic since 2000 and 2005, respectively. The investigations have been realized by a consortium of Czech institutions and companies supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The program has covered theoretical and experimental activities in MSR physics, fuel salt and fuel cycle chemistry, on-line reprocessing technology, molten salt thermo-hydraulics, structural material development, and testing of apparatuses for molten fluoride salt media. As the existing development was relatively independent, current intentions in this field are moving towards the collaborative R&D of fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactors (FHR) and MSR technology together with US institutions.


Molten Salt Fission Product Fuel Cycle Primary Circuit Nuclear Research Institute 
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Authors highly appreciate the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s continuing support for MSR technology development and the Ministry of Education’s support of the scientific and experimental base realized through the SUSEN Project CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0108 of the European Regional Development Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Uhlíř
    • 1
  • Vlastimil Juříček
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre ŘežHusinecCzech Republic

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