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Title: HEAT GENERATION

Heat is generated by the utilization of high energy neutrons produced as by nuclear reactions between hydrogen isotopes in a blanket zone containing lithium, a neutron moderator, and uranium and/or thorium effective to achieve multtplicatton of the high energy neutron. The rnultiplied and moderated neutrons produced react further with lithium-6 to produce tritium in the blanket. Thermal neutron fissionable materials are also produced and consumed in situ in the blanket zone. The heat produced by the aggregate of the various nuclear reactions is then withdrawn from the blanket zone to be used or otherwise disposed externally. (AEC)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4129387
Report Number(s):
US 3113082
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ENERGY RANGE; FAST NEUTRONS; HEATING; HYDROGEN; ISOTOPES; LITHIUM; MODERATORS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PRODUCTION; THERMODYNAMICS; THORIUM; TRITIUM; URANIUM