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Title: SELF-REGULATING BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTORS

Abstract

A boiling-water reactor was designed which comprises a pressure vessel containing a mass of water, a reactor core submerged within the water, a reflector tank disposed within the reactor, the reflector tank being open at the top to the interior of the pressure vessel, and a surge tank connected to the reflector tank. In operation the reflector level changes as a function of the pressure witoin the reactor so that the reactivity of the reactor is automatically controlled.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4128093
Patent Number(s):
2949414
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-14-026445
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BOILING; CONTROL; LEVELS; OPERATION; PATENT; PRESSURE; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; VARIATIONS; WATER COOLANT

Citation Formats

Ransohoff, J A, and Plawchan, J D. SELF-REGULATING BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Ransohoff, J A, & Plawchan, J D. SELF-REGULATING BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States.
Ransohoff, J A, and Plawchan, J D. Tue . "SELF-REGULATING BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTORS". United States.
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title = {SELF-REGULATING BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTORS},
author = {Ransohoff, J A and Plawchan, J D},
abstractNote = {A boiling-water reactor was designed which comprises a pressure vessel containing a mass of water, a reactor core submerged within the water, a reflector tank disposed within the reactor, the reflector tank being open at the top to the interior of the pressure vessel, and a surge tank connected to the reflector tank. In operation the reflector level changes as a function of the pressure witoin the reactor so that the reactivity of the reactor is automatically controlled.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {8}
}