Idaho National Laboratory Unveils THOR Device to Test Fast Reactor Fuels

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has developed a new device called THOR, which is being used to test advanced reactor fuel experiments. The device was developed as part of a collaboration between the United States and Japan, a partnership spanning the last 20 years.

For the first time in more than two decades, researchers will be able to perform transient tests on fast reactor fuels, which are poised to be the next generation of nuclear reactors in the 21st century.