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Title: COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR

Abstract

A nuclear reactor having a region operating predominantly on fast neutrons and another region operating predominantly on slow neutrons is described. The fast region is a plutonium core and the slow region is a natural uranium blanket around the core. Both of these regions are free of moderator. A moderating reflector surrounds the uranium blanket. The moderating material and thickness of the reflector are selected so that fissions in the uranium blanket make a substantial contribution to the reactivity of the reactor.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4036069
Patent Number(s):
2992982
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-023145
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; FAST NEUTRONS; MODERATORS; NATURAL URANIUM FUEL; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; POWER PLANTS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; ZONES

Citation Formats

Avery, R. COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Avery, R. COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR. United States.
Avery, R. Tue . "COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR". United States.
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author = {Avery, R},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor having a region operating predominantly on fast neutrons and another region operating predominantly on slow neutrons is described. The fast region is a plutonium core and the slow region is a natural uranium blanket around the core. Both of these regions are free of moderator. A moderating reflector surrounds the uranium blanket. The moderating material and thickness of the reflector are selected so that fissions in the uranium blanket make a substantial contribution to the reactivity of the reactor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {7}
}