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Title: Nuclear reactor shield including magnesium oxide

An improvement in nuclear reactor shielding of a type used in reactor applications involving significant amounts of fast neutron flux, the reactor shielding including means providing structural support, neutron moderator material, neutron absorber material and other components as described below, wherein at least a portion of the neutron moderator material is magnesium in the form of magnesium oxide either alone or in combination with other moderator materials such as graphite and iron.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Del Mar, CA)
  2. (La Jolla, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863914
Report Number(s):
US 4274922
DOE Contract Number:
EY-76-C-03-0167
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
General Atomic Co., San Diego, Calif.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; reactor; shield; including; magnesium; oxide; improvement; nuclear; reactor; shielding; type; reactor; applications; involving; significant; amounts; fast; neutron; flux; reactor; shielding; including; means; providing; structural; support; neutron; moderator; material; neutron; absorber; material; components; described; below; portion; neutron; moderator; material; magnesium; form; magnesium; oxide; combination; moderator; materials; graphite; iron; including means; structural support; fast neutron; neutron absorber; significant amounts; nuclear reactor; nuclear reactor; neutron flux; magnesium oxide; magnesium oxide; absorber material; providing structural; significant amount; sorber material; reactor shielding; reactor shielding; reactor shield; reactor shield; reactor shield; reactor applications /376/976/