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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR

This patent relates to a reflector means for a neutronic reactor. A reflector comprised of a plurality of vertically movable beryllium control members is provided surrounding the sides of the reactor core. An absorber of fast neutrons comprised of natural uramum surrounds the reflector. An absorber of slow neutrons surrounds the absorber of fast neutrons and is formed of a plurality of beryllium blocks having natural uranium members distributcd therethrough. in addition, a movable body is positioned directly below the core and is comprised of a beryllium reflector and an absorbing member attached to the botiom thereof, the absorbing member containing a substance selected from the goup consisting of natural urantum and Th/sup 232/.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4261944
Report Number(s):
US 2852456
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; BERYLLIUM; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CONTROL ELEMENTS; FAST NEUTRONS; MOTION; NEUTRONS; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTION; REFLECTORS; SLOW NEUTRONS; THORIUM 232; URANIUM