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Title: Optimally moderated nuclear fission reactor and fuel source therefor

An improved nuclear fission reactor of the continuous fueling type involves determining an asymptotic equilibrium state for the nuclear fission reactor and providing the reactor with a moderator-to-fuel ratio that is optimally moderated for the asymptotic equilibrium state of the nuclear fission reactor; the fuel-to-moderator ratio allowing the nuclear fission reactor to be substantially continuously operated in an optimally moderated state.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Shelley, ID
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
984450
Report Number(s):
7,403,585
US patent application 10/884,341
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS