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Title: FUEL ASSAY REACTOR

Abstract

A reactor having maximum sensitivity to perturbations is described comprising a core consisting of a horizontally disposed, rectangular, annular fuel zone containing enriched uranium dioxide dispersed in graphite, the concentration of uranium dioxide increasing from the outside to the inside of the fuel zone, an internal reflector of graphite containing an axial test opening disposed within the fuel zone, an external graphite reflector, means for changing the neutron spectrum in the test opening, and means for measuring perturbations in the neutron flux caused by the introduction of different fuel elements into the test opening. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4730082
Patent Number(s):
3070538
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-010028
NSA Number:
NSA-17-010028
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; DISPERSIONS; ENRICHMENT; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUELS; GRAPHITE; IN PILE LOOPS; MEASURED VALUES; NEUTRON FLUX; NEUTRONS; PLANNING; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; SPECTRA; URANIUM DIOXIDE; VARIATIONS; ZONES

Citation Formats

Spinrad, B.I., Sandmeier, H.A., and Martens, F.H. FUEL ASSAY REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Spinrad, B.I., Sandmeier, H.A., & Martens, F.H. FUEL ASSAY REACTOR. United States.
Spinrad, B.I., Sandmeier, H.A., and Martens, F.H. Tue . "FUEL ASSAY REACTOR". United States.
@article{osti_4730082,
title = {FUEL ASSAY REACTOR},
author = {Spinrad, B.I. and Sandmeier, H.A. and Martens, F.H.},
abstractNote = {A reactor having maximum sensitivity to perturbations is described comprising a core consisting of a horizontally disposed, rectangular, annular fuel zone containing enriched uranium dioxide dispersed in graphite, the concentration of uranium dioxide increasing from the outside to the inside of the fuel zone, an internal reflector of graphite containing an axial test opening disposed within the fuel zone, an external graphite reflector, means for changing the neutron spectrum in the test opening, and means for measuring perturbations in the neutron flux caused by the introduction of different fuel elements into the test opening. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {12}
}