Welcome to Terry Price's Professional Page
I am a highly experienced professional with a focus on molten salt reactors and related technologies. While I am not currently offering consulting services, I welcome collaborative opportunities and discussions on my fields of expertise.
With a strong background in nuclear science and engineering, my work has largely focused on the unique challenges and opportunities presented by molten salt reactor technology. From the intricate dynamics of gas behavior in these systems to the complexities of xenon transfer, my work contributes significantly to the understanding and development of this promising field.
My experience spans numerous projects and academic collaborations, with a particular focus on molten salt reactor technology. Key projects include:
Molten Salt Research Reactor Gas Dynamics Analysis: Predicting the influence of circulating gas voids on the system nuclear behavior of the reactor.
ARPA-E Molten Salt Pump Analysis and Development: Contributing to understanding the underlying physics and limitations of the canned rotor pump.
Molten Salt Reactor Experiment Xenon Analysis: Modeling the effects of xenon in the MSRE and developing the first MSR xenon analysis code that reached a substantial level of validation.
Molten Borate Salt Rheological Studies: Characterizing the density and viscosity of molten borate salt under different gas environments and temperatures.
See my Project Portfolio page for more details.
Throughout my career, I've published a variety of research papers, notably in the field of molten salt reactors. A selection of my work includes:
T. Price, O. Chvala (2023). "The Transfer of Xenon-135 to Molten Salt Reactor Graphite." ASME Journal of Nuclear Radiation Science.
T. Price, O. Chvala, K. Clarno (2022). "Overview and Review of the Plugging Problem in Molten Salt Reactors." 2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo.
T. Price, O. Chvala, K. Clarno (2022). "A Theory of Gas Behavior in Molten Salt Reactors and its Impact on Reactivity." 2022 Annual Conference of the American Nuclear Society.
T. Price, O. Chvala, Z. Taylor (2020). "Xenon in molten salt reactors: The effects of solubility, circulating particulate, ionization, and the sensitivity of the circulating void fraction." Nuclear Engineering and Technology.
See my Publications Page for more details.
Feel free to reach out to me via my contact page. I'm always open to discuss my research and potential collaborative opportunities. I look forward to hearing from you!