HTRE-3 Experimental Nuclear-Powered Jet Engine, 1957

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IIRC I read that there are a few solar power plants that use a centralized tower and hundreds (or thousands) of mirrors focused on a point at the top use molten salt to transfer heat.

From the Wikipedia page:
>The US Aircraft Reactor Experiment (ARE) was a 2.5 MW thermal nuclear reactor experiment designed to attain a high power density for use as an engine in a nuclear-powered bomber. It used the molten fluoride salt NaF-ZrF4-UF4 (53-41-6 mol%) as fuel, was moderated by beryllium oxide (BeO), used liquid sodium as a secondary coolant and had a peak temperature of 860 °C. It operated for a 1000-hour cycle in 1954. It was the first molten salt reactor. Work on this project in the US stopped after ICBMs made it obsolete. The designs for its engines can currently be viewed at the EBR-I memorial building at the Idaho National Laboratory.

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