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Title: AIR COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

A nuclear reactor of the air-cooled, graphite moderated type is described. The active core consists of a cubicle mass of graphite, approximately 25 feet in each dimension, having horizontal channels of square cross section extending between two of the opposite faces, a plurality of cylindrical uranium slugs disposed in end to end abutting relationship within said channels providing a space in the channels through which air may be circulated, and a cadmium control rod extending within a channel provided in the moderator. Suitable shielding is provlded around the core, as are also provided a fuel element loading and discharge means, and a means to circulate air through the coolant channels through the fuel charels to cool the reactor.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4309534
Patent Number(s):
2836554
Assignee:
U. S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014456
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014456
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; AIR; CADMIUM; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COOLANTS; COOLING; CYLINDERS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; REMOTE HANDLING; RODS; SHIELDING; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Fermi, E., and Szilard, L. AIR COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Fermi, E., & Szilard, L. AIR COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Fermi, E., and Szilard, L. Tue . "AIR COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
@article{osti_4309534,
title = {AIR COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTOR},
author = {Fermi, E. and Szilard, L.},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor of the air-cooled, graphite moderated type is described. The active core consists of a cubicle mass of graphite, approximately 25 feet in each dimension, having horizontal channels of square cross section extending between two of the opposite faces, a plurality of cylindrical uranium slugs disposed in end to end abutting relationship within said channels providing a space in the channels through which air may be circulated, and a cadmium control rod extending within a channel provided in the moderator. Suitable shielding is provlded around the core, as are also provided a fuel element loading and discharge means, and a means to circulate air through the coolant channels through the fuel charels to cool the reactor.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {5}
}