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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTION SYSTEM

Abstract

A nuclear reactor system is described for breeding fissionable material, including a heat-exchange tank, a high- and a low-pressure chamber therein, heat- exchange tubes connecting these chambers, a solution of U/sup 233/ in heavy water in a reaction container within the tank, a slurry of thorium dioxide in heavy water in a second container surrounding the first container, an inlet conduit including a pump connecting the low pressure chamber to the reaction container, an outlet conduit connecting the high pressure chamber to the reaction container, and means of removing gaseous fission products released in both chambers. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4647942
Patent Number(s):
3102851
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-17-036964
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BREEDING; FISSION PRODUCTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; GASES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; NEUTRONS; PRESSURE VESSELS; PUMPS; REACTORS; SOLUTIONS; TUBES; URANIUM 233

Citation Formats

Wigner, E P. NEUTRONIC REACTION SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Wigner, E P. NEUTRONIC REACTION SYSTEM. United States.
Wigner, E P. Sun . "NEUTRONIC REACTION SYSTEM". United States.
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title = {NEUTRONIC REACTION SYSTEM},
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abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor system is described for breeding fissionable material, including a heat-exchange tank, a high- and a low-pressure chamber therein, heat- exchange tubes connecting these chambers, a solution of U/sup 233/ in heavy water in a reaction container within the tank, a slurry of thorium dioxide in heavy water in a second container surrounding the first container, an inlet conduit including a pump connecting the low pressure chamber to the reaction container, an outlet conduit connecting the high pressure chamber to the reaction container, and means of removing gaseous fission products released in both chambers. (AEC)},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {9}
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