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Title: POWER GENERATING NEUTRONIC REACTOR SYSTEM

This patent relates to reactor systems of the type wherein the cooiing medium is a liquid which is converted by the heat of the reaction to steam which is conveyed directly to a pnime mover such as a steam turbine driving a generatore after which it is condensed and returred to the coolant circuit. In this design, the reactor core is disposed within a tank for containing either a slurry type fuel or an aggregation of solid fuel elements such as elongated rods submerged in a liquid moderator such as heavy water. The top of the tank is provided with a nozzle which extends into an expansion chamber connected with the upper end of the tank, the coolant being maintained in the expansion chamber at a level above the nozzle and the steam being formed in the expansion chamber.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4336038
Report Number(s):
US 2825688
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; CONDENSERS; COOLANTS; EXPANSION; FUEL ELEMENTS; GENERATORS; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; LIQUIDS; MODERATORS; NOZZLES; PATENT; PLANNING; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; RODS; SLURRIES; STEAM; TURBINES; VESSELS