THORIUM - LFTR

First and Foremost… Thankyou To KIRK SORENSEN and NASA…

Without whom, The LFTR would never have been Lifted out of History!


Prologue

Before Going any further into this Extremely Important Opportunity for Mankind, I have thought about the ways to Introduce "The Thorium - LFTR", to Strangers who may or may not have heard about  it. … 

So I have decided that The Best Explanation is the one That Kirk Sorensen gives, and where he explains how and why he Re-Discovered The LFTR and has brought it back from its Confinement in the Filing Cabinets of Historical Oblivion that were held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)…


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Introduction

By now you have obviously heard about Thorium and Most Probably about “The LFTR”: But, I’m assuming that’s where it ends… So if you know more than that already,  please, be welcome to skip ahead to points further into this brief history.


The Inventors

We have this Golden Opportunity to solve most of the Problems associated with Climate Change and Future Pandemics thanks to these Scientists and The Team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), whose Brilliant Inventiveness, Dedication, Application  and Hard Work has given us this Portal into a Far better and Cleaner Future.

 Glenn Theodore Seaborg

 

He was Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission from 1961 to 1971, where he pushed for commercial nuclear energy and the peaceful applications of nuclear science. Throughout his career, Seaborg worked for arms control. He was a signatory to the Franck Report and contributed to the Limited Test Ban Treaty, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. He was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis, discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Alvin Martin Weinberg

April 20, 1915 – October 18, 2006

Alvin M Weinberg was an American nuclear physicist who was the administrator at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) during and after the Manhattan Project. He came to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in 1945 and remained there until his death in 2006. He was the first to use the term "Faustian bargain" to describe nuclear energy.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, which awarded him his doctorate in mathematical biophysics in 1939, Weinberg joined the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory in September 1941. The following year he became part of Eugene Wigner's Theoretical Group, whose task was to design the nuclear reactors that would convert uranium into plutonium.

Weinberg replaced Wigner as Director of Research at ORNL in 1948, and became director of the laboratory in 1955. Under his direction it worked on the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion program, and pioneered many innovative reactor designs, including the pressurized water reactors (PWRs) and boiling water reactors (BWRs), which have since become the dominant reactor types in commercial nuclear power plants, and Aqueous Homogeneous Reactor designs.

In 1960, Weinberg was appointed to the President's Science Advisory Committee in the Eisenhower administration and later served on it in the Kennedy administration. After leaving the ORNL in 1973, he was named director of the Office of Energy Research and Development in Washington, D.C., in 1974. The following year he founded and became the first director of the Institute for Energy Analysis at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).


Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner

November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995 “E.P.” was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles"




Enrico Fermi 

29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) 

Was an Italian (later naturalized American) physicist and the creator of the world's first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the "architect of the nuclear age"

He was one of very few physicists to excel in both theoretical physics and experimental physics. Fermi held several patents related to the use of nuclear power, and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and for the discovery of transuranium elements. 

He made significant contributions to the development of statistical mechanics, quantum theory, and nuclear and particle physics.


Kirk Sorensen

 


Kirk is still alive and kicking, and The best way of Introducing him other than the TEDx Video above is This Video that he made quite a long time ago, relatively speaking…
 

It is a very educational Video, for those that know a little about Nuclear Physics, as also for those Like me who have had a very good Advanced Level Education in both Physics and Chemistry…

I would not suggest watching it all the way through, the first time, save that for later… I would suggest watching it in sections of your own choosing and taking and making your own Notes.

It then becomes an exercise in self education, something that I most strongly believe in and enjoy…

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Herewith The Best Video I could find… if you get interested you will find others that do not have quite so much detail but serve as good refresher viddeos…

Cheap,abundant & very safe nuclear power.....Thorium


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