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Title: Neutronic reactor construction

Abstract

1. A neutronic reactor comprising a moderator including horizontal layers formed of horizontal rows of graphite blocks, alternate layers of blocks having the rows extending in one direction, the remaining alternate layers having the rows extending transversely to the said one direction, alternate rows of blocks in one set of alternate layers having longitudinal ducts, the moderator further including slotted graphite tubes positioned in the ducts, the reactor further comprising an aluminum coolant tube positioned within the slotted tube in spaced relation thereto, bodies of thermal-neutron-fissionable material, and jackets enclosing the bodies and being formed of a corrosion-resistant material having a low neutron-capture cross section, the bodies and jackets being positioned within the coolant tube so that the jackets are spaced from the coolant tube.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Fullerton, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Atomics International. Div. of North American Aviation, Inc., Canoga Park, Calif.
OSTI Identifier:
862587
Patent Number(s):
3968007
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-GEN-8
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutronic; reactor; construction; comprising; moderator; including; horizontal; layers; formed; rows; graphite; blocks; alternate; extending; direction; remaining; transversely; set; longitudinal; ducts; slotted; tubes; positioned; aluminum; coolant; tube; spaced; relation; thereto; bodies; thermal-neutron-fissionable; material; jackets; enclosing; corrosion-resistant; neutron-capture; section; reactor comprising; resistant material; spaced relation; neutronic reactor; alternate layers; fissionable material; coolant tube; layers formed; relation thereto; tube positioned; tubes positioned; alternate rows; reactor construction; graphite blocks; corrosion-resistant material; remaining alternate; extending transversely; horizontal layers; horizontal rows; thermal-neutron-fissionable material; extending transverse; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Huston, Norman E. Neutronic reactor construction. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Huston, Norman E. Neutronic reactor construction. United States.
Huston, Norman E. Tue . "Neutronic reactor construction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862587.
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abstractNote = {1. A neutronic reactor comprising a moderator including horizontal layers formed of horizontal rows of graphite blocks, alternate layers of blocks having the rows extending in one direction, the remaining alternate layers having the rows extending transversely to the said one direction, alternate rows of blocks in one set of alternate layers having longitudinal ducts, the moderator further including slotted graphite tubes positioned in the ducts, the reactor further comprising an aluminum coolant tube positioned within the slotted tube in spaced relation thereto, bodies of thermal-neutron-fissionable material, and jackets enclosing the bodies and being formed of a corrosion-resistant material having a low neutron-capture cross section, the bodies and jackets being positioned within the coolant tube so that the jackets are spaced from the coolant tube.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {7}
}

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