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Now I had to go check things, instead of writing my general impression.

Yes, 4th Gen is a general term that includes a lot, among them reactor types that uses different decay chains then uranium. Energy amplifiers uses a controlled decay chain by way of inserting protons and Thorium reactors uses the fact that Thorium has a different decay-path then uranium. So you are right, no need for a particle accelerator.

Integral Fast Reactor appears to be a type of breeder.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Dec 8th, 2011 at 05:44:27 AM EST
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