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Title: POWER BREEDER REACTOR

Abstract

An arrangement is offered for preventing or minimizing the contraction due to temperature rise, of a reactor core comprising vertical fuel rods in sodium. Temperature rise of the fuel rods would normally make them move closer together by inward bowing, with a resultant undesired increase in reactivity. According to the present invention, assemblies of the fuel rods are laterally restrained at the lower ends of their lower blanket sections and just above the middle of the fuel sections proper of the rods, and thus the fuel sections move apart, rather than together, with increase in temperature.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4098410
Patent Number(s):
US 2961393
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-008378
NSA Number:
NSA-15-008378
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; FUEL ELEMENTS; GEOMETRY; LIQUID METAL COOLANT; POWER PLANTS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; RODS; SODIUM; TEMPERATURE; VOLUME

Citation Formats

Monson, H.O.. POWER BREEDER REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Monson, H.O.. POWER BREEDER REACTOR. United States.
Monson, H.O.. Tue . "POWER BREEDER REACTOR". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {An arrangement is offered for preventing or minimizing the contraction due to temperature rise, of a reactor core comprising vertical fuel rods in sodium. Temperature rise of the fuel rods would normally make them move closer together by inward bowing, with a resultant undesired increase in reactivity. According to the present invention, assemblies of the fuel rods are laterally restrained at the lower ends of their lower blanket sections and just above the middle of the fuel sections proper of the rods, and thus the fuel sections move apart, rather than together, with increase in temperature.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 EST 1960},
month = {Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 EST 1960}
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