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Title: Nuclear reactor for breeding U.sup.233

Abstract

A light-water-cooled nuclear reactor capable of breeding U.sup.233 for use in a light-water breeder reactor includes physically separated regions containing U.sup.235 fissile material and U.sup.238 fertile material and Th.sup.232 fertile material and Pu.sup.239 fissile material, if available. Preferably the U.sup.235 fissile material and U.sup.238 fertile material are contained in longitudinally movable seed regions and the Pu.sup.239 fissile material and Th.sup.232 fertile material are contained in blanket regions surrounding the seed regions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. (Annandale, VA)
  4. Tel Aviv, IL
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862562
Patent Number(s):
3960655
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-GEN14
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; reactor; breeding; 233; light-water-cooled; capable; light-water; breeder; physically; separated; regions; containing; 235; fissile; material; 238; fertile; 232; 239; available; preferably; contained; longitudinally; movable; seed; blanket; surrounding; water-cooled nuclear; physically separated; seed regions; regions containing; breeder reactor; nuclear reactor; fissile material; cooled nuclear; blanket region; fertile material; seed region; water breeder; reactor capable; longitudinally movable; separated regions; light-water-cooled nuclear; light-water breeder; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Bohanan, Charles S, Jones, David H, Raab, Jr., Harry F., and Radkowsky, Alvin. Nuclear reactor for breeding U.sup.233. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Bohanan, Charles S, Jones, David H, Raab, Jr., Harry F., & Radkowsky, Alvin. Nuclear reactor for breeding U.sup.233. United States.
Bohanan, Charles S, Jones, David H, Raab, Jr., Harry F., and Radkowsky, Alvin. Thu . "Nuclear reactor for breeding U.sup.233". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862562.
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title = {Nuclear reactor for breeding U.sup.233},
author = {Bohanan, Charles S and Jones, David H and Raab, Jr., Harry F. and Radkowsky, Alvin},
abstractNote = {A light-water-cooled nuclear reactor capable of breeding U.sup.233 for use in a light-water breeder reactor includes physically separated regions containing U.sup.235 fissile material and U.sup.238 fertile material and Th.sup.232 fertile material and Pu.sup.239 fissile material, if available. Preferably the U.sup.235 fissile material and U.sup.238 fertile material are contained in longitudinally movable seed regions and the Pu.sup.239 fissile material and Th.sup.232 fertile material are contained in blanket regions surrounding the seed regions.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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