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Title: MEANS FOR PRODUCING PLUTONIUM CHAIN REACTIONS

Abstract

A neutronic reactor is described with an active portion capable of operating at an energy level of 0.5 to 1000 ev comprising discrete bodies of Pu/ sup 239/ disposed in a body of water which contains not more than 5 molecules of water to one atom of plutonium, the total amount of Pu/sup 239/ being sufficient to sustain a chain reaction. (auth)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4098605
Patent Number(s):
2969311
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-15-008330
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ENERGY; PLUTONIUM 239; REACTORS; WATER

Citation Formats

Wigner, E P, and Weinberg, A M. MEANS FOR PRODUCING PLUTONIUM CHAIN REACTIONS. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Wigner, E P, & Weinberg, A M. MEANS FOR PRODUCING PLUTONIUM CHAIN REACTIONS. United States.
Wigner, E P, and Weinberg, A M. Tue . "MEANS FOR PRODUCING PLUTONIUM CHAIN REACTIONS". United States.
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abstractNote = {A neutronic reactor is described with an active portion capable of operating at an energy level of 0.5 to 1000 ev comprising discrete bodies of Pu/ sup 239/ disposed in a body of water which contains not more than 5 molecules of water to one atom of plutonium, the total amount of Pu/sup 239/ being sufficient to sustain a chain reaction. (auth)},
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year = {1961},
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