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Title: NUCLEAR REACTORS

Abstract

A graphite moderator structure is described for a gas-cooled nuclear reactor having a vertical orlentation wherein the structure is physically stable with regard to dlmensional changes due to Wigner growth properties of the graphite, and leakage of coolant gas along spaces in the structure is reduced. The structure is comprised of stacks of unlform right prismatic graphite blocks positioned in layers extending in the direction of the lengths of the blocks, the adjacent end faces of the blocks being separated by pairs of tiles. The blocks and tiles have central bores which are in alignment when assembled and are provided with cooperatlng keys and keyways for physical stability.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4282016
Patent Number(s):
2864759
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008437
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008437
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; DEFECTS; GAS COOLANT; GRAPHITE; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; IRRADIATION; LATTICES; LAYERS; LEAKS; NEUTRONS; REACTORS; STABILITY; STORAGE; WIGNER EFFECT

Citation Formats

Long, E., and Ashley, J.W. NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Long, E., & Ashley, J.W. NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States.
Long, E., and Ashley, J.W. Tue . "NUCLEAR REACTORS". United States.
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title = {NUCLEAR REACTORS},
author = {Long, E. and Ashley, J.W.},
abstractNote = {A graphite moderator structure is described for a gas-cooled nuclear reactor having a vertical orlentation wherein the structure is physically stable with regard to dlmensional changes due to Wigner growth properties of the graphite, and leakage of coolant gas along spaces in the structure is reduced. The structure is comprised of stacks of unlform right prismatic graphite blocks positioned in layers extending in the direction of the lengths of the blocks, the adjacent end faces of the blocks being separated by pairs of tiles. The blocks and tiles have central bores which are in alignment when assembled and are provided with cooperatlng keys and keyways for physical stability.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {12}
}