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Title: NEUTRON REACTOR HAVING A Xe$sup 135$ SHIELD

Abstract

Shielding for reactors of the type in which the fuel is a chain reacting liquid composition comprised essentially of a slurry of fissionable and fertile material suspended in a liquid moderator is discussed. The neutron reflector comprises a tank containing heavy water surrounding the reactor, a shield tank surrounding the reflector, a gamma ray shield surrounding said shield tank, and a means for conveying gaseous fission products, particularly Xe/sup 135/, from the reactor chamber to the shield tank, thereby serving as a neutron shield by capturing the thermalized neutrons that leak outwardly from the shield tank.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4321375
Patent Number(s):
2811487
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-12-004643
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CAPTURE; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAMMA RADIATION; GASES; LEAKS; LIQUIDS; MODERATORS; PATENT; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; SHIELDING; SLURRIES; THERMAL NEUTRONS; XENON 135

Citation Formats

Stanton, H E. NEUTRON REACTOR HAVING A Xe$sup 135$ SHIELD. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Stanton, H E. NEUTRON REACTOR HAVING A Xe$sup 135$ SHIELD. United States.
Stanton, H E. Tue . "NEUTRON REACTOR HAVING A Xe$sup 135$ SHIELD". United States.
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title = {NEUTRON REACTOR HAVING A Xe$sup 135$ SHIELD},
author = {Stanton, H E},
abstractNote = {Shielding for reactors of the type in which the fuel is a chain reacting liquid composition comprised essentially of a slurry of fissionable and fertile material suspended in a liquid moderator is discussed. The neutron reflector comprises a tank containing heavy water surrounding the reactor, a shield tank surrounding the reflector, a gamma ray shield surrounding said shield tank, and a means for conveying gaseous fission products, particularly Xe/sup 135/, from the reactor chamber to the shield tank, thereby serving as a neutron shield by capturing the thermalized neutrons that leak outwardly from the shield tank.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {10}
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