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Title: Neutron economic reactivity control system for light water reactors

Abstract

A neutron reactivity control system for a LWBR incorporating a stationary seed-blanket core arrangement. The core arrangement includes a plurality of contiguous hexagonal shaped regions. Each region has a central and a peripheral blanket area juxapositioned an annular seed area. The blanket areas contain thoria fuel rods while the annular seed area includes seed fuel rods and movable thoria shim control rods.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Glenville, NY)
  2. (Latham, NY)
  3. (Rotterdam, NY)
  4. (Scotia, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY
OSTI Identifier:
867165
Patent Number(s):
4879086
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) KAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutron; economic; reactivity; control; light; water; reactors; lwbr; incorporating; stationary; seed-blanket; core; arrangement; plurality; contiguous; hexagonal; shaped; regions; region; central; peripheral; blanket; juxapositioned; annular; seed; contain; thoria; fuel; rods; movable; shim; water reactor; fuel rods; control rod; fuel rod; light water; control rods; reactivity control; water reactors; hexagonal shaped; core arrangement; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Luce, Robert G., McCoy, Daniel F., Merriman, Floyd C., and Gregurech, Steve. Neutron economic reactivity control system for light water reactors. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Luce, Robert G., McCoy, Daniel F., Merriman, Floyd C., & Gregurech, Steve. Neutron economic reactivity control system for light water reactors. United States.
Luce, Robert G., McCoy, Daniel F., Merriman, Floyd C., and Gregurech, Steve. Sun . "Neutron economic reactivity control system for light water reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867165.
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abstractNote = {A neutron reactivity control system for a LWBR incorporating a stationary seed-blanket core arrangement. The core arrangement includes a plurality of contiguous hexagonal shaped regions. Each region has a central and a peripheral blanket area juxapositioned an annular seed area. The blanket areas contain thoria fuel rods while the annular seed area includes seed fuel rods and movable thoria shim control rods.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
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