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Title: COUPLED FAST-THERMAL POWER BREEDER REACTOR

A nuclear reactor having a region operating predominantly on fast neutrons and another region operating predominantly on slow neutrons is described. The fast region is a plutonium core and the slow region is a natural uranium blanket around the core. Both of these regions are free of moderator. A moderating reflector surrounds the uranium blanket. The moderating material and thickness of the reflector are selected so that fissions in the uranium blanket make a substantial contribution to the reactivity of the reactor.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4036069
Report Number(s):
US 2992982
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BLANKETS; BREEDING; FAST NEUTRONS; MODERATORS; NATURAL URANIUM FUEL; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; POWER PLANTS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; ZONES