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Title: POWER GENERATION FROM LIQUID METAL NUCLEAR FUEL

A nuclear reactor system is described wherein the reactor is the type using a liquid metal fuel, such as a dispersion of fissile material in bismuth. The reactor is designed ln the form of a closed loop having a core sectlon and heat exchanger sections. The liquid fuel is clrculated through the loop undergoing flssion in the core section to produce heat energy and transferrlng this heat energy to secondary fluids in the heat exchanger sections. The fission in the core may be produced by a separate neutron source or by a selfsustained chain reaction of the liquid fuel present in the core section. Additional auxiliary heat exchangers are used in the system to convert water into steam which drives a turbine.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4273570
Report Number(s):
US 2865827
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; BISMUTH; BOILING; CONFIGURATION; DISPERSIONS; FISSION; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FLUID FLOW; FLUIDS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT TRANSFER; HEATING; LIQUID FLOW; LIQUID METAL FUEL; NEUTRON SOURCES; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; STEAM; TURBINES; WATER