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Title: MASSIVE LEAKAGE IRRADIATOR

Abstract

An irradiator designed to utilize the neutrons that leak out of a reactor around its periphery is described. It avoids wasting neutron energy and reduces interference with the core flux to a minimum. This is done by surrounding all or most of the core with removable segments of the material to be irradiated within a matrix of reflecting material.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4022007
Patent Number(s):
2986510
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
NSA Number:
NSA-15-017463
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; IRRADIATION; LEAKS; NEUTRON FLUX; NEUTRON SOURCES; REACTOR CORE; REFLECTORS

Citation Formats

Wigner, E P, Szilard, L, Christy, R F, and Friedman, F L. MASSIVE LEAKAGE IRRADIATOR. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Wigner, E P, Szilard, L, Christy, R F, & Friedman, F L. MASSIVE LEAKAGE IRRADIATOR. United States.
Wigner, E P, Szilard, L, Christy, R F, and Friedman, F L. Tue . "MASSIVE LEAKAGE IRRADIATOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {An irradiator designed to utilize the neutrons that leak out of a reactor around its periphery is described. It avoids wasting neutron energy and reduces interference with the core flux to a minimum. This is done by surrounding all or most of the core with removable segments of the material to be irradiated within a matrix of reflecting material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {5}
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