Our group works on molten salt technology and the next generation of nuclear reactors to provide options for sustainable energy production.
Research group website: https://salt.nuc.berkeley.edu/
SALT || Reactor Safety & InorgAnic Chemistry of Light Elements at High Temperature
The SALT group studies the chemistry, thermodynamics and electrochemistry of high-temperature inorganic fluids and their application to energy systems. We study molten salt science and the next generation of nuclear reactors to provide options for sustainable energy production. We apply our research to fluoride-salt-cooled high-temperature reactors (FHRs) and Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs), high-temperature gas cooled reactors (HTGRs), and tritium-breeding blankets for fusion systems. Our research includes safety analysis, licensing and design of nuclear reactors, and sometimes extends to engineering ethics.