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Title: FAST NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

This patent relates to a reactor and process for carrying out a controlled fast neutron chain reaction. A cubical reactive mass, weighing at least 920 metric tons, of uranium metal containing predominantly U/sup 238/ and having a U/sup 235/ content of at least 7.63% is assembled and the maximum neutron reproduction ratio is limited to not substantially over 1.01 by insertion and removal of a varying amount of boron, the reactive mass being substantially freed of moderator.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4307644
Patent Number(s):
2815319
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-12-007026
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BORON; CONTROL; ENERGY RANGE; FAST NEUTRONS; MODERATORS; MULTIPLICATION FACTORS; PATENT; REACTORS; URANIUM 235; URANIUM 238; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Snell, A H. FAST NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Snell, A H. FAST NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Snell, A H. Sun . "FAST NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent relates to a reactor and process for carrying out a controlled fast neutron chain reaction. A cubical reactive mass, weighing at least 920 metric tons, of uranium metal containing predominantly U/sup 238/ and having a U/sup 235/ content of at least 7.63% is assembled and the maximum neutron reproduction ratio is limited to not substantially over 1.01 by insertion and removal of a varying amount of boron, the reactive mass being substantially freed of moderator.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {12}
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