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Title: MEANS FOR TERMINATING NUCLEAR REACTIONS

Abstract

An apparatus is presented for use in a reactor of the heterogeneous, fluid cooled type for the purpose of quickly terminating the reaction, the coolant being circulated through coolant tubes extending through the reactor core. Several of the tubes in the critical region are connected through valves to a tank containing a poisoning fluid having a high neutron capture crosssection and to a reservoir. When it is desired to quickly terminate the reaction, the valves are operated to permit the flow of the poisoning fluid through these particular tubes and into the reservoir while normal coolant is being circulated through the remaining tubes. The apparatus is designed to prevent contamination of the primary coolant by the poisoning fluid.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4237037
Patent Number(s):
2874109
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-13-015742
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; ABSORPTION; CONTAMINATION; COOLANT LOOPS; COOLANTS; CRITICALITY; CROSS SECTIONS; FLUID FLOW; FLUIDS; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; POISONING; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR CORE; STORAGE; USES; VALVES; VESSELS; ZONES

Citation Formats

Cooper, C M. MEANS FOR TERMINATING NUCLEAR REACTIONS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Cooper, C M. MEANS FOR TERMINATING NUCLEAR REACTIONS. United States.
Cooper, C M. Tue . "MEANS FOR TERMINATING NUCLEAR REACTIONS". United States.
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