Can you answer ?

Is there anywhere on the world a reactor breeding Th232 to U233 with a breeding rate bigger than one ?

A "SLOW BREEDER" (Copyright: Schulten, Schottlaender and others).

I was surprised to learn with my now 61 years what I should/could have learned already 40 years ago:

World´s Th232-resources are a few hundred times bigger than world´s U-235 resources.

Because U233, U235 and Pu239 are the only materials for civil nuclear prime power production my question makes sense.

Can you explain me why almost all of world´s nuclear power plants burn/need the very rare U235 ?

Jan-08-2011 to BRC and DOE

Über schotti

* geb. 1949 in Berlin * 1967-1971 Physikstudium an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin * 1975 Diplom in München * 1976 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am MPI für Astrophysik in Garching * 1977-1978 Redakteur beim Elektronik Journal München * 1979-1988 Aufbau eines Bauhandwerkbetriebes in München * 1989-1990 Songwriter/Sänger in San Diego (USA) * 1991-heute eigenfinanzierte Forschungsarbeit in Berlin

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