Accelerator driven nuclear energy systems
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In this work, we discuss the possible uses of accelerator driven nuclear energy systems both for production of energy and isotopes. First, we consider a binary system of an Accelerator Breeder Reactor and a Thermal Bumer Reactor. Then we consider Accelerator Driven Thermal Thorium Reactors. This study indicates that such systems can produce 2 to 15 times the energy, their accelerators consume. The energy gain depends on the type of system used, and the speed with which it bums fuel. Accelerator driven nuclear energy systems can also produce useful isotopes. These systems should also be safer, then modem reactors.