This document analyzes molten salt reactor (MSR) xenon theory and reviews the corpus of literature pertaining to it. A history of xenon behavior in MSRs is presented. Relevant literature is tabulated. Assumptions in MSR xenon theories are made explicit. The structure of graphite stringers is examined. The behavior of bubbles is investigated along with interfacial area perturbation in response to thermodynamic state perturbation. This document serves as an underpinning to further investigation into the MSR xenon theory.