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Title: POWER REACTOR

Abstract

A fast nuclear reactor system ls described for producing power and radioactive isotopes. The reactor core is of the heterogeneous, fluid sealed type comprised of vertically arranged elongated tubular fuel elements having vertical coolant passages. The active portion is surrounded by a neutron reflector and a shield. The system includes pumps and heat exchangers for the primary and secondary coolant circuits. The core, primary coolant pump and primary heat exchanger are disposed within an irapenforate tank which is filled with the primary coolant, in this case a liquid metal such as Na or NaK, to completely submerge these elements. The tank is completely surrounded by a thick walled concrete shield. This reactor system utilizes enriched uranium or plutonium as the fissionable material, uranium or thorium as a diluent and thorium or uranium containing less than 0 7% of the U/sup 235/ isotope as a fertile material.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4304461
Patent Number(s):
US 2841545
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-000983
NSA Number:
NSA-13-000983
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; ENRICHMENT; EUTECTICS; FAST NEUTRONS; FERTILE MATERIALS; FLUIDS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; LIQUID METAL COOLANT; MODERATORS; PLUTONIUM; POTASSIUM ALLOYS; POWER PLANTS; PUMPS; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; SEALS; SHIELDING; SODIUM; SODIUM ALLOYS; THORIUM; TUBES; URANIUM; URANIUM 235; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Zinn, W.H. POWER REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Zinn, W.H. POWER REACTOR. United States.
Zinn, W.H. Tue . "POWER REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fast nuclear reactor system ls described for producing power and radioactive isotopes. The reactor core is of the heterogeneous, fluid sealed type comprised of vertically arranged elongated tubular fuel elements having vertical coolant passages. The active portion is surrounded by a neutron reflector and a shield. The system includes pumps and heat exchangers for the primary and secondary coolant circuits. The core, primary coolant pump and primary heat exchanger are disposed within an irapenforate tank which is filled with the primary coolant, in this case a liquid metal such as Na or NaK, to completely submerge these elements. The tank is completely surrounded by a thick walled concrete shield. This reactor system utilizes enriched uranium or plutonium as the fissionable material, uranium or thorium as a diluent and thorium or uranium containing less than 0 7% of the U/sup 235/ isotope as a fertile material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1958},
month = {Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1958}
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