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Title: COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR

Abstract

A nuclear reactor having a region operating predominantly on fast neutrons and another region operating predominantly on slow neutrons is described. The fast region is a plutonium core and the slow region is a natural uranium blanket around the core. Both of these regions are free of moderator. A moderating reflector surrounds the uranium blanket. The moderating material and thickness of the reflector are selected so that fissions in the uranium blanket make a substantial contribution to the reactivity of the reactor.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4036069
Patent Number(s):
US 2992982
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-023145
NSA Number:
NSA-15-023145
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BLANKETS; BREEDING; FAST NEUTRONS; MODERATORS; NATURAL URANIUM FUEL; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; POWER PLANTS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; ZONES

Citation Formats

Avery, R. COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Avery, R. COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR. United States.
Avery, R. Tue . "COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR". United States. doi:.
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author = {Avery, R.},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor having a region operating predominantly on fast neutrons and another region operating predominantly on slow neutrons is described. The fast region is a plutonium core and the slow region is a natural uranium blanket around the core. Both of these regions are free of moderator. A moderating reflector surrounds the uranium blanket. The moderating material and thickness of the reflector are selected so that fissions in the uranium blanket make a substantial contribution to the reactivity of the reactor.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 1961},
month = {Tue Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 1961}
}