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Title: HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH POWER HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR

A heterogeneous nuclear reactor is designed comprising a stationary housing and a rotatable annular core being supported for rotation about a vertical axis in the housing, the core containing a plurality of radial fuel- element supporting channels, the cylindrical empty space along the axis of the core providing a central plenum for the disposal of spent fuel elements, the core cross section outer periphery being vertically gradated in radius one end from the other to provide a coolant duct between the core and the housing, and means for inserting fresh fuel elements in the supporting channels under pressure and while the reactor is in operation.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4128190
Report Number(s):
US 2940915
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; FLUID FLOW; FUEL ELEMENTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; OPERATION; PATENT; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTOR CORE; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; REMOTE HANDLING; ROTATION; STORAGE; ZONES