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Title: Neutron shielding panels for reactor pressure vessels

In a nuclear reactor neutron panels varying in thickness in the circumferential direction are disposed at spaced circumferential locations around the reactor core so that the greatest radial thickness is at the point of highest fluence with lesser thicknesses at adjacent locations where the fluence level is lower. The neutron panels are disposed between the core barrel and the interior of the reactor vessel to maintain radiation exposure to the vessel within acceptable limits.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Murrysville, PA
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1032715
Report Number(s):
8,064,564
US patent application 12/275,525
DOE Contract Number:
FC07-05ID14636
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Nustart Energy Development
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS