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Title: Packed rod neutron shield for fast nuclear reactors

Abstract

A fast neutron nuclear reactor including a core and a plurality of vertically oriented neutron shield assemblies surrounding the core. Each assembly includes closely packed cylindrical rods within a polygonal metallic duct. The shield assemblies are less susceptible to thermal stresses and are less massive than solid shield assemblies, and are cooled by liquid coolant flow through interstices among the rods and duct.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA)
  2. (Murrysville, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863173
Patent Number(s):
4111747
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
E(11-1)-2395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
packed; rod; neutron; shield; fast; nuclear; reactors; reactor; including; core; plurality; vertically; oriented; assemblies; surrounding; assembly; closely; cylindrical; rods; polygonal; metallic; duct; susceptible; thermal; stresses; massive; solid; cooled; liquid; coolant; flow; interstices; neutron shield; closely packed; reactor including; fast neutron; liquid coolant; thermal stress; nuclear reactors; vertically oriented; nuclear reactor; coolant flow; thermal stresses; fast nuclear; cylindrical rod; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Eck, John E., and Kasberg, Alvin H. Packed rod neutron shield for fast nuclear reactors. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Eck, John E., & Kasberg, Alvin H. Packed rod neutron shield for fast nuclear reactors. United States.
Eck, John E., and Kasberg, Alvin H. Sun . "Packed rod neutron shield for fast nuclear reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863173.
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title = {Packed rod neutron shield for fast nuclear reactors},
author = {Eck, John E. and Kasberg, Alvin H.},
abstractNote = {A fast neutron nuclear reactor including a core and a plurality of vertically oriented neutron shield assemblies surrounding the core. Each assembly includes closely packed cylindrical rods within a polygonal metallic duct. The shield assemblies are less susceptible to thermal stresses and are less massive than solid shield assemblies, and are cooled by liquid coolant flow through interstices among the rods and duct.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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