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Title: EXPERIMENTAL LIQUID METAL FUEL REACTOR

Abstract

A liquid metal fuel nuclear fission reactor is designed in which the fissionable material is dissolved or suspended in a liquid metal moderator and coolant. The liquid suspension flows into a chamber in which a critical amount of fissionable material is obtained. The fluid leaves the chamber and the heat of fission is extracted for power or other utilization. The improvement is in the support arrangement for a segrnented graphite core to permit dif ferential thermal expansion, effective sealing between main and blanket liquid metal flows, and avoidance of excessive stress development in the graphite segments. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4823528
Patent Number(s):
3018239
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-16-005009
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BLANKETS; COOLANT LOOPS; CRITICALITY; EXPANSION; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; GRAPHITE; HEAT TRANSFER; HIGH TEMPERATURE; LIQUID FLOW; LIQUID METAL COOLANT; LIQUID METAL FUEL; LIQUID METALS; MASS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MODERATORS; PATENT; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CORE; SEALS; SOLID SOLUTIONS; SUSPENSIONS; THERMAL STRESSES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Happell, J J, Thomas, G R, Denise, R P, and Bunts, Jr, J L. EXPERIMENTAL LIQUID METAL FUEL REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Happell, J J, Thomas, G R, Denise, R P, & Bunts, Jr, J L. EXPERIMENTAL LIQUID METAL FUEL REACTOR. United States.
Happell, J J, Thomas, G R, Denise, R P, and Bunts, Jr, J L. Tue . "EXPERIMENTAL LIQUID METAL FUEL REACTOR". United States.
@article{osti_4823528,
title = {EXPERIMENTAL LIQUID METAL FUEL REACTOR},
author = {Happell, J J and Thomas, G R and Denise, R P and Bunts, Jr, J L},
abstractNote = {A liquid metal fuel nuclear fission reactor is designed in which the fissionable material is dissolved or suspended in a liquid metal moderator and coolant. The liquid suspension flows into a chamber in which a critical amount of fissionable material is obtained. The fluid leaves the chamber and the heat of fission is extracted for power or other utilization. The improvement is in the support arrangement for a segrnented graphite core to permit dif ferential thermal expansion, effective sealing between main and blanket liquid metal flows, and avoidance of excessive stress development in the graphite segments. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {1}
}