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Title: Control Means for Reactor

Abstract

An apparatus for controlling a nuclear reactor includes a tank just below the reactor, tubes extending from the tank into the reactor, and a thermally expansible liquid neutron absorbent material in the tank. The liquid in the tank is exposed to a beam of neutrons from the reactor which heats the liquid causing it to expand into the reactor when the neutron flux in the reactor rises above a predetermincd danger point. Boron triamine may be used for this purpose.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4091938
Patent Number(s):
2,990,358
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-020368
NSA Number:
NSA-15-020368
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; BORON COMPOUNDS; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; EXPANSION; HEATING; LIQUIDS; NEUTRON FLUX; NEUTRONS; PATENT; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTORS; STORAGE; TUBES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Manley, J. H. Control Means for Reactor. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Manley, J. H. Control Means for Reactor. United States.
Manley, J. H. Tue . "Control Means for Reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4091938.
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title = {Control Means for Reactor},
author = {Manley, J. H.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for controlling a nuclear reactor includes a tank just below the reactor, tubes extending from the tank into the reactor, and a thermally expansible liquid neutron absorbent material in the tank. The liquid in the tank is exposed to a beam of neutrons from the reactor which heats the liquid causing it to expand into the reactor when the neutron flux in the reactor rises above a predetermincd danger point. Boron triamine may be used for this purpose.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {6}
}

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