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Title: Nuclear reactors including heat exchangers and heat pipes extending from a core of the nuclear reactor into the heat exchanger and related methods

Abstract

A nuclear reactor including a reactor core comprising a plurality of fuel materials and a plurality of heat pipes. The nuclear reactor further includes a heat exchanger coupled to the reactor core defining a flow path in an open volume including at least two heat pipes of the plurality of heat pipes. Methods of operating a nuclear reactor include passing fluid through an open volume in a heat exchanger including at least two heat pipes extending from a reactor core.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805475
Patent Number(s):
10,910,116
Application Number:
15/461,173
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/16/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McKellar, Michael G. Nuclear reactors including heat exchangers and heat pipes extending from a core of the nuclear reactor into the heat exchanger and related methods. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
McKellar, Michael G. Nuclear reactors including heat exchangers and heat pipes extending from a core of the nuclear reactor into the heat exchanger and related methods. United States.
McKellar, Michael G. 2021. "Nuclear reactors including heat exchangers and heat pipes extending from a core of the nuclear reactor into the heat exchanger and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805475.
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