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Title: Light-Water Breeder Reactor

Abstract

Described is a light-water-moderated and -cooled nuclear breeder reactor of the seed-blanket type characterized by core modules comprising loosely packed blanket zones enriched with fissile fuel and axial zoning in the seed and blanket regions within each core module. Reactivity control over lifetime is achieved by axial displacement of movable seed zones without the use of poison rods in the embodiment illustrated. The seed is further characterized by a hydrogen-to-uranium-233 atom ratio in the range 10 to 200 and a uranium-233-to-thorium-232 atom ratio ranging from 0.012 to 0.200. The seed occupies from 10 to 35 percent of the core volume in the form of one or more individual islands or annuli. (NSA 26: 55130)

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4615995
Patent Number(s):
3,671,392
Assignee:
United States Atomic Energy Commission TIC; NSA-26-055130
NSA Number:
NSA-26-055130
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-72
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N78110* -Power Reactor Development-Physics & Core Engineering; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BREEDER REACTORS; BREEDING BLANKETS; DESIGN; REACTOR CORES; THORIUM 232; URANIUM 233; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; REACTORS, WATER-COOLED/design of breeder seed-blanket; REACTORS, WATER-MODERATED/design of breeder seed-blanket; REACTORS, BREEDER/ design of light-water seed-blanket; LWBR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; THERMAL REACTORS

Citation Formats

Beaudoin, B. R., Cohen, J. D., Jones, D. H., Marier, Jr, L. J., and Raab, H. F. Light-Water Breeder Reactor. United States: N. p., 1972. Web.
Beaudoin, B. R., Cohen, J. D., Jones, D. H., Marier, Jr, L. J., & Raab, H. F. Light-Water Breeder Reactor. United States.
Beaudoin, B. R., Cohen, J. D., Jones, D. H., Marier, Jr, L. J., and Raab, H. F. Tue . "Light-Water Breeder Reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4615995.
@article{osti_4615995,
title = {Light-Water Breeder Reactor},
author = {Beaudoin, B. R. and Cohen, J. D. and Jones, D. H. and Marier, Jr, L. J. and Raab, H. F.},
abstractNote = {Described is a light-water-moderated and -cooled nuclear breeder reactor of the seed-blanket type characterized by core modules comprising loosely packed blanket zones enriched with fissile fuel and axial zoning in the seed and blanket regions within each core module. Reactivity control over lifetime is achieved by axial displacement of movable seed zones without the use of poison rods in the embodiment illustrated. The seed is further characterized by a hydrogen-to-uranium-233 atom ratio in the range 10 to 200 and a uranium-233-to-thorium-232 atom ratio ranging from 0.012 to 0.200. The seed occupies from 10 to 35 percent of the core volume in the form of one or more individual islands or annuli. (NSA 26: 55130)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1972},
month = {6}
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