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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

A nuclear reactor which uses uranium in the form of elongated tubes as fuel elements and liquid as a coolant is described. Elongated tubular uranium bodies are vertically disposed in an efficient neutron slowing agent, such as graphite, for example, to form a lattice structure which is disposed between upper and lower coolant tanks. Fluid coolant tubes extend through the uranium bodies and communicate with the upper and lower tanks and serve to convey the coolant through the uranium body. The reactor is also provided with means for circulating the cooling fluid through the coolant tanks and coolant tubes, suitable neutron and gnmma ray shields, and control means.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4318740
Patent Number(s):
US 2830944
Assignee:
U. S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014442
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014442
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONTROL; COOLANTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAMMA RADIATION; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; LATTICES; LIQUIDS; NEUTRONS; PATENT; REACTORS; SHIELDING; TUBES; URANIUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Wigner, E.P., Weinberg, A.W., and Young, G.J.. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Wigner, E.P., Weinberg, A.W., & Young, G.J.. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Wigner, E.P., Weinberg, A.W., and Young, G.J.. Tue . "NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States. doi:.
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title = {NEUTRONIC REACTOR},
author = {Wigner, E.P. and Weinberg, A.W. and Young, G.J.},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor which uses uranium in the form of elongated tubes as fuel elements and liquid as a coolant is described. Elongated tubular uranium bodies are vertically disposed in an efficient neutron slowing agent, such as graphite, for example, to form a lattice structure which is disposed between upper and lower coolant tanks. Fluid coolant tubes extend through the uranium bodies and communicate with the upper and lower tanks and serve to convey the coolant through the uranium body. The reactor is also provided with means for circulating the cooling fluid through the coolant tanks and coolant tubes, suitable neutron and gnmma ray shields, and control means.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 EST 1958},
month = {Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 EST 1958}
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