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Title: Thermionic nuclear reactor with internal heat distribution and multiple duct cooling

Abstract

A Thermionic Nuclear Reactor is described having multiple ribbon-like coolant ducts passing through the core, intertwined among the thermionic fuel elements to provide independent cooling paths. Heat pipes are disposed in the core between and adjacent to the thermionic fuel elements and the ribbon ducting, for the purpose of more uniformly distributing the heat of fission among the thermionic fuel elements and the ducts.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4054756
Patent Number(s):
PAT-APPL-461,473.; US 3917509
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration TIC; NSA-33-028095
NSA Number:
NSA-33-028095
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1974 Apr 16; Other Information: G21C15/02. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N77800* -Reactors-Space, Mobile, Propulsion, Transportation & Package Reactors; 210600* -Nuclear Power Plants-Power Reactors, Auxiliary, Mobile, Package & Transportable; *REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; *THERMIONIC REACTORS- REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; DUCTS; HEAT PIPES; REACTOR CORES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Fisher, C.R., and Perry, L.W. Jr. Thermionic nuclear reactor with internal heat distribution and multiple duct cooling. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Fisher, C.R., & Perry, L.W. Jr. Thermionic nuclear reactor with internal heat distribution and multiple duct cooling. United States.
Fisher, C.R., and Perry, L.W. Jr. Sat . "Thermionic nuclear reactor with internal heat distribution and multiple duct cooling". United States.
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abstractNote = {A Thermionic Nuclear Reactor is described having multiple ribbon-like coolant ducts passing through the core, intertwined among the thermionic fuel elements to provide independent cooling paths. Heat pipes are disposed in the core between and adjacent to the thermionic fuel elements and the ribbon ducting, for the purpose of more uniformly distributing the heat of fission among the thermionic fuel elements and the ducts.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {11}
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