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Title: PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR CORE WITH PLUTONIUM BURNUP

Abstract

A pressurized water reactor is described having a core containing Pu/sup 240/ in which the effective microscopic neutronabsorption cross section of Pu/sup 240/ in unconverted condition decreases as the time of operation of the reactor increases, in order to compensate for loss of reactivity resulting from fission product buildup during reactor operation. This means serves to improve the efficiency of the reactor operation by reducing power losses resulting from control rods and burnable poisons. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4660204
Patent Number(s):
3105036
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-036920
NSA Number:
NSA-17-036920
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; BURNUP; CONTROL ELEMENTS; CROSS SECTIONS; EFFICIENCY; FISSION PRODUCTS; NEUTRONS; OPERATION; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM 240; POISONING; PRESSURE; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; VARIATIONS; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR

Citation Formats

Puechl, K.H. PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR CORE WITH PLUTONIUM BURNUP. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Puechl, K.H. PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR CORE WITH PLUTONIUM BURNUP. United States.
Puechl, K.H. Tue . "PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR CORE WITH PLUTONIUM BURNUP". United States.
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title = {PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR CORE WITH PLUTONIUM BURNUP},
author = {Puechl, K.H.},
abstractNote = {A pressurized water reactor is described having a core containing Pu/sup 240/ in which the effective microscopic neutronabsorption cross section of Pu/sup 240/ in unconverted condition decreases as the time of operation of the reactor increases, in order to compensate for loss of reactivity resulting from fission product buildup during reactor operation. This means serves to improve the efficiency of the reactor operation by reducing power losses resulting from control rods and burnable poisons. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {9}
}