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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUTRON DENSITY

Abstract

A neutronic reactor comprising a moderator containing uniformly sized and spaced channels and uniformly dimensioned fuel elements is patented. The fuel elements have a fissionable core and an aluminum jacket. The cores and the jackets of the fuel elements in the central channels of the reactor are respectively thinner and thicker than the cores and jackets of the fuel elements in the remainder of the reactor, producing a flattened flux.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4055336
Patent Number(s):
2990357
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-020367
NSA Number:
NSA-15-020367
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINUM; BUCKLING; CANNING; CONTROL; DISTRIBUTION; FUEL ELEMENTS; MODERATORS; NEUTRON FLUX; NEUTRONS; PATENT; REACTORS

Citation Formats

Wigner, E.P., Young, G.J., and Weinberg, A.M. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUTRON DENSITY. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Wigner, E.P., Young, G.J., & Weinberg, A.M. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUTRON DENSITY. United States.
Wigner, E.P., Young, G.J., and Weinberg, A.M. Tue . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUTRON DENSITY". United States.
@article{osti_4055336,
title = {METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUTRON DENSITY},
author = {Wigner, E.P. and Young, G.J. and Weinberg, A.M.},
abstractNote = {A neutronic reactor comprising a moderator containing uniformly sized and spaced channels and uniformly dimensioned fuel elements is patented. The fuel elements have a fissionable core and an aluminum jacket. The cores and the jackets of the fuel elements in the central channels of the reactor are respectively thinner and thicker than the cores and jackets of the fuel elements in the remainder of the reactor, producing a flattened flux.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {6}
}