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Title: Optimally moderated nuclear fission reactor and fuel source therefor

Abstract

An improved nuclear fission reactor of the continuous fueling type involves determining an asymptotic equilibrium state for the nuclear fission reactor and providing the reactor with a moderator-to-fuel ratio that is optimally moderated for the asymptotic equilibrium state of the nuclear fission reactor; the fuel-to-moderator ratio allowing the nuclear fission reactor to be substantially continuously operated in an optimally moderated state.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Shelley, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
984450
Patent Number(s):
7403585
Application Number:
10/884,341
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Ougouag, Abderrafi M, Terry, William K, and Gougar, Hans D. Optimally moderated nuclear fission reactor and fuel source therefor. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Ougouag, Abderrafi M, Terry, William K, & Gougar, Hans D. Optimally moderated nuclear fission reactor and fuel source therefor. United States.
Ougouag, Abderrafi M, Terry, William K, and Gougar, Hans D. Tue . "Optimally moderated nuclear fission reactor and fuel source therefor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/984450.
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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