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Title: ISOTOPE CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD

Abstract

Homogeneous nuclear reactors are discussed, and an apparatus and method of operation are descrlbed. The apparatus consists essentially of a reaction tank, a heat exchanger connected to the reaction tank and two separate surge tanks connected to the heat exchanger. An oscillating differential pressure is applied to the surge tanks so that a portion of the homogeneous flssionable solution is circulated through the heat exchanger and reaction tank while maintaining sufficient solution in the reaction tank to sustain a controlled fission chain reaction. The reaction tank is disposed within another tank containing a neutron absorbing material through which coolant fluid is circulated, the outer tank being provided with means to permit and cause rotation thereof due to the circulation of the coolant therethrough.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4247408
Patent Number(s):
2860093
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008397
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008397
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CONVERSION; COOLANTS; FISSION; FLUIDS; FUEL SOLUTIONS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; ISOTOPES; LIQUID FLOW; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; OPERATION; OSCILLATIONS; PLANNING; PRESSURE; REACTORS; ROTATION; SOLUTIONS; VARIATIONS; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Wigner, E.P., and Ohlinger, L.A. ISOTOPE CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Wigner, E.P., & Ohlinger, L.A. ISOTOPE CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD. United States.
Wigner, E.P., and Ohlinger, L.A. Tue . "ISOTOPE CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD". United States.
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title = {ISOTOPE CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD},
author = {Wigner, E.P. and Ohlinger, L.A.},
abstractNote = {Homogeneous nuclear reactors are discussed, and an apparatus and method of operation are descrlbed. The apparatus consists essentially of a reaction tank, a heat exchanger connected to the reaction tank and two separate surge tanks connected to the heat exchanger. An oscillating differential pressure is applied to the surge tanks so that a portion of the homogeneous flssionable solution is circulated through the heat exchanger and reaction tank while maintaining sufficient solution in the reaction tank to sustain a controlled fission chain reaction. The reaction tank is disposed within another tank containing a neutron absorbing material through which coolant fluid is circulated, the outer tank being provided with means to permit and cause rotation thereof due to the circulation of the coolant therethrough.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
}