New Toshiba “micro-reactors”?
I’ve seen this popping up on a few news sites and blogs today… But I’ve heard nothing about it from any credible source.
Is this for real, a rumor, or a hoax? It looks to share many common features with the Toshiba 4S technology, but looks quite different, too.
Using Lithium-6 as a neutron absorption medium is a seemingly interesting choice – this will certainly capture neutrons, but produce Tritium like nothing else! Usually, the Lithium added to LWR coolant for pH control is specifically chosen to be depleted in Li-6, so as to prevent tritium formation – using Lithium-6 in nuclear engineering is nothing new, but it is usually confined to applications where significant Tritium production is the desired outcome – usually for nuclear weapons use.
Does anybody have any credible news concerning this announcement?