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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR COUNTER METHOD AND SYSTEM

Abstract

An improved method is given for controlling the rate of fission in circulating-fuel neutronic reactors in which the fuel is a homogeneous liquid containing fissionable material and a neutron moderator. A change in the rate of flssion is effected by preferentially retaining apart from the circulating fuel a variable amount of either fissionable material or moderator, thereby varying the concentration of fissionable material in the fuel. In the case of an aqueous fuel solution a portion of the water may be continuously vaporized from the circulating solution and the amount of condensate, or condensate plus make-up water, returned to the solution is varied to control the fission rate.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4155725
Patent Number(s):
US 2938844
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-022585
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONDENSERS; CONTROL; EVAPORATION; FLUID FLOW; FUEL SLURRIES; FUEL SOLUTIONS; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; MODERATORS; NEUTRON FLUX; OPERATION; PATENT; QUANTITY RATIO; REACTORS; VAPORS; VARIATIONS; WATER MODERATOR

Citation Formats

Graham, C.B., and Spiewak, I.. NEUTRONIC REACTOR COUNTER METHOD AND SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Graham, C.B., & Spiewak, I.. NEUTRONIC REACTOR COUNTER METHOD AND SYSTEM. United States.
Graham, C.B., and Spiewak, I.. 1960. "NEUTRONIC REACTOR COUNTER METHOD AND SYSTEM". United States. doi:.
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title = {NEUTRONIC REACTOR COUNTER METHOD AND SYSTEM},
author = {Graham, C.B. and Spiewak, I.},
abstractNote = {An improved method is given for controlling the rate of fission in circulating-fuel neutronic reactors in which the fuel is a homogeneous liquid containing fissionable material and a neutron moderator. A change in the rate of flssion is effected by preferentially retaining apart from the circulating fuel a variable amount of either fissionable material or moderator, thereby varying the concentration of fissionable material in the fuel. In the case of an aqueous fuel solution a portion of the water may be continuously vaporized from the circulating solution and the amount of condensate, or condensate plus make-up water, returned to the solution is varied to control the fission rate.},
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place = {United States},
year = 1960,
month = 5
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