skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: DENSITY CONTROL IN A REACTOR

Abstract

A reactor is described in which natural-uranium bodies are located in parallel channels which extend through the graphite mass in a regular lattice. The graphite mass has additional channels that are out of the lattice and contain no uranium. These additional channels decrease in number per unit volume of graphite from the center of the reactor to the exterior and have the effect of reducing the density of the graphite more at the center than at the exterior, thereby spreading neutron activity throughout the reactor. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4836804
Patent Number(s):
3005765
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-031850
NSA Number:
NSA-15-031850
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BUCKLING; DENSITY; DISTRIBUTION; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; NATURAL URANIUM FUEL; NEUTRON FLUX; PATENT; REACTORS

Citation Formats

Marshall, J. Jr. DENSITY CONTROL IN A REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Marshall, J. Jr. DENSITY CONTROL IN A REACTOR. United States.
Marshall, J. Jr. Tue . "DENSITY CONTROL IN A REACTOR". United States.
@article{osti_4836804,
title = {DENSITY CONTROL IN A REACTOR},
author = {Marshall, J. Jr.},
abstractNote = {A reactor is described in which natural-uranium bodies are located in parallel channels which extend through the graphite mass in a regular lattice. The graphite mass has additional channels that are out of the lattice and contain no uranium. These additional channels decrease in number per unit volume of graphite from the center of the reactor to the exterior and have the effect of reducing the density of the graphite more at the center than at the exterior, thereby spreading neutron activity throughout the reactor. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {10}
}