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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR SYSTEM

Gas-cooled solid-moderator type reactors wherein the fissionable fuel and moderator materials are each in the form of solid pebbles, or discrete particles, and are substantially homogeneously mixed in the proper proportion and placed within the core of the reactor are described. The shape of these discrete particles must be such that voids are present between them when mixed together. Helium enters the bottom of the core and passes through the voids between the fuel and moderator particles to absorb the heat generated by the chain reaction. The hot helium gas is drawn off the top of the core and may be passed through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4321415
Report Number(s):
US 2809931
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HELIUM; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; MIXING; MODERATORS; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; SOLIDS; ZONES