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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

A nuclear reactor of the type speclfically designed for the irradiation of materials is discussed. In this design a central cyllndrical core of moderating material ls surrounded by an active portlon comprlsed of an annular tank contalning fissionable material immersed ln a liquid moderator. The active portion ls ln turn surrounded by a reflector, and a well ls provided in the center of the core to accommodate the materlals to be irradiated. The over-all dimensions of the core ln at least one plane are equal to or greater than twice the effective slowing down length and equal to or less than twlce the effective diffuslon length for neutrons in the core materials.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4282014
Patent Number(s):
2865826
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008444
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008444
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; CYLINDERS; DIFFUSION LENGTH; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUELS; IRRADIATION; LIQUIDS; MODERATORS; NEUTRONS; PLANNING; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTION; REFLECTORS; RESEARCH REACTORS; SLOWDOWN; TORUS; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Stewart, H.B. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Stewart, H.B. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Stewart, H.B. Tue . "NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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author = {Stewart, H.B.},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor of the type speclfically designed for the irradiation of materials is discussed. In this design a central cyllndrical core of moderating material ls surrounded by an active portlon comprlsed of an annular tank contalning fissionable material immersed ln a liquid moderator. The active portion ls ln turn surrounded by a reflector, and a well ls provided in the center of the core to accommodate the materlals to be irradiated. The over-all dimensions of the core ln at least one plane are equal to or greater than twice the effective slowing down length and equal to or less than twlce the effective diffuslon length for neutrons in the core materials.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {12}
}