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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Reactors of the type employing plates of natural uranium in a moderator are discussed wherein the plates are um-formly disposed in parallel relationship to each other thereby separating the moderator material into distinct and individual layers. Each plate has an uninterrupted sunface area substantially equal to the cross-sectional area of the active portion of the reactor, the particular size of the plates and the volume ratio of moderator to uranium required to sustain a chain reaction being determinable from the known purity of these materials and other characteristics such as the predictable neutron losses due to the formation of radioactive elements of extremely high neutron capture cross section.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4341696
Report Number(s):
US 2807581
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; CAPTURE; CONFIGURATION; CROSS SECTIONS; IMPURITIES; LAYERS; LOSSES; MODERATORS; NEUTRONS; PATENT; PLATES; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTORS; SURFACES; URANIUM