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Title: MEANS FOR COOLING REACTORS

Abstract

A design of a reactor is presented in which the fuel elements may be immersed in a liquid coolant when desired without the necessity of removing them from the reactor structure. The fuel elements, containing the fissionable material are in plate form and are disposed within spaced slots in a moderator material, such as graphite to form the core. Adjacent the core is a tank containing the liquid coolant. The fuel elements are mounted in spaced relationship on a rotatable shaft which is located between the core and the tank so that by rotation of the shaft the fuel elements may be either inserted in the slots in the core to sustain a chain reaction or immersed in the coolant.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4307686
Patent Number(s):
2812304
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-007021
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007021
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; COOLANTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE; LIQUIDS; MODERATORS; MOTION; MULTIPLICATION FACTORS; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; ROTATION

Citation Formats

Wheeler, J.A. MEANS FOR COOLING REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Wheeler, J.A. MEANS FOR COOLING REACTORS. United States.
Wheeler, J.A. Fri . "MEANS FOR COOLING REACTORS". United States.
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title = {MEANS FOR COOLING REACTORS},
author = {Wheeler, J.A.},
abstractNote = {A design of a reactor is presented in which the fuel elements may be immersed in a liquid coolant when desired without the necessity of removing them from the reactor structure. The fuel elements, containing the fissionable material are in plate form and are disposed within spaced slots in a moderator material, such as graphite to form the core. Adjacent the core is a tank containing the liquid coolant. The fuel elements are mounted in spaced relationship on a rotatable shaft which is located between the core and the tank so that by rotation of the shaft the fuel elements may be either inserted in the slots in the core to sustain a chain reaction or immersed in the coolant.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {11}
}