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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONTROL

Methods of controlling reactors are presented. Specifically, a plurality of neutron absorber members are adjustably disposed in the reactor core at different distances from the center thereof. The absorber members extend into the core from opposite faces thereof and are operated by motive means coupled in a manner to simultaneously withdraw at least one of the absorber members while inserting one of the other absorber members. This feature effects fine control of the neutron reproduction ratio by varying the total volume of the reactor effective in developing the neutronic reaction.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4282238
Report Number(s):
US 2856336
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; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COUPLING; DISTANCE; INTERACTIONS; MOTION; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; OPERATION; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; VARIATIONS; VOLUME