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Title: NEUTRON DENSITY CONTROL IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

The method and means for controlling the neutron density in a nuclear reactor is described. It describes the method and means for flattening the neutron density distribution curve across the reactor by spacing the absorbing control members to varying depths in the central region closer to the center than to the periphery of the active portion of the reactor to provide a smaller neutron reproduction ratio in the region wherein the members are inserted, than in the remainder of the reactor thereby increasing the over-all potential power output.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4222512
Patent Number(s):
2892765
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-023132
NSA Number:
NSA-13-023132
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; ABSORPTION; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CONTROL ELEMENTS; DENSITY; DISTRIBUTION; MEASURED VALUES; NEUTRONS; POWER PLANTS; ZONES

Citation Formats

Young, G.J. NEUTRON DENSITY CONTROL IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Young, G.J. NEUTRON DENSITY CONTROL IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Young, G.J. Tue . "NEUTRON DENSITY CONTROL IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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author = {Young, G.J.},
abstractNote = {The method and means for controlling the neutron density in a nuclear reactor is described. It describes the method and means for flattening the neutron density distribution curve across the reactor by spacing the absorbing control members to varying depths in the central region closer to the center than to the periphery of the active portion of the reactor to provide a smaller neutron reproduction ratio in the region wherein the members are inserted, than in the remainder of the reactor thereby increasing the over-all potential power output.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {6}
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