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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

A reactor of the type having coolant liquid circulated through clad fuel elements geometrically arranged in a solid moderator, such as graphite, is described. The core is enclosed in a pressure vessel and suitable shielding, wherein means is provided for circulating vapor through the core to superheat the same. This is accomplished by drawing off the liquid which has been heated in the core due to the fission of the fuel, passing it to a nozzle within a chamber where it flashes into a vapor, and then passing the vapor through separate tubes extending through the moderator to pick up more heat developed in the core due to the fission of the fuel, thereby producing superheated vapor.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4341697
Patent Number(s):
2806820
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-12-004629
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; COOLANTS; FISSION; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE; LIQUIDS; MODERATORS; PATENT; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; SHIELDING; SUPERHEATING; VAPORS

Citation Formats

Wigner, E P. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Wigner, E P. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Wigner, E P. Tue . "NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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title = {NEUTRONIC REACTOR},
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abstractNote = {A reactor of the type having coolant liquid circulated through clad fuel elements geometrically arranged in a solid moderator, such as graphite, is described. The core is enclosed in a pressure vessel and suitable shielding, wherein means is provided for circulating vapor through the core to superheat the same. This is accomplished by drawing off the liquid which has been heated in the core due to the fission of the fuel, passing it to a nozzle within a chamber where it flashes into a vapor, and then passing the vapor through separate tubes extending through the moderator to pick up more heat developed in the core due to the fission of the fuel, thereby producing superheated vapor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {9}
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