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Title: BOILING REACTORS

A boiling reactor having a reactivity which is reduced by an increase in the volume of vaporized coolant therein is described. In this system unvaporized liquid coolant is extracted from the reactor, heat is extracted therefrom, and it is returned to the reactor as sub-cooled liquid coolant. This reduces a portion of the coolant which includes vaporized coolant within the core assembly thereby enhancing the power output of the assembly and rendering the reactor substantially self-regulating. (AEC)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4785558
Report Number(s):
US 3029197
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BOILING; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; EVAPORATION; EXPANSION; FUEL CANS; GAS COOLANT; HEAT TRANSFER; LEAD; LIQUID FLOW; LIQUID METAL COOLANT; METALS; NEUTRON FLUX; NUMERICALS; PATENT; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; SPACERS; STABILITY; STEAM; TRANSIENTS; TUBES; URANIUM DIOXIDE; VAPORS; VARIATIONS; VOLUME; WATER COOLANT