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Title: Method for passive cooling liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors, and system thereof

A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during reactor shutdown. The passive cooling system comprises a plurality of partitions surrounding the reactor vessel in spaced apart relation forming intermediate areas for circulating heat transferring fluid which remove and carry away heat from the reactor vessel.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Los Gatos, CA)
  2. (San Jose, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867952
Report Number(s):
US 5043135
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-85NE37937
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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