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Title: ELECTRONUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

An electronuclear reactor is described in which a very high-energy particle accelerator is employed with appropriate target structure to produce an artificially produced material in commercial quantities by nuclear transformations. The principal novelty resides in the combination of an accelerator with a target for converting the accelerator beam to copious quantities of low-energy neutrons for absorption in a lattice of fertile material and moderator. The fertile material of the lattice is converted by neutron absorption reactions to an artificially produced material, e.g., plutonium, where depleted uranium is utilized as the fertile material.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4155044
Patent Number(s):
2933442
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
NSA Number:
NSA-14-022645
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; ACCELERATORS; FERTILE MATERIALS; MODERATORS; NEUTRON BEAMS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; PRODUCTION; REACTORS; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Lawrence, E O, McMillan, E M, and Alvarez, L W. ELECTRONUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Lawrence, E O, McMillan, E M, & Alvarez, L W. ELECTRONUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Lawrence, E O, McMillan, E M, and Alvarez, L W. Tue . "ELECTRONUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
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title = {ELECTRONUCLEAR REACTOR},
author = {Lawrence, E O and McMillan, E M and Alvarez, L W},
abstractNote = {An electronuclear reactor is described in which a very high-energy particle accelerator is employed with appropriate target structure to produce an artificially produced material in commercial quantities by nuclear transformations. The principal novelty resides in the combination of an accelerator with a target for converting the accelerator beam to copious quantities of low-energy neutrons for absorption in a lattice of fertile material and moderator. The fertile material of the lattice is converted by neutron absorption reactions to an artificially produced material, e.g., plutonium, where depleted uranium is utilized as the fertile material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {4}
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