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Nuclear fission reactors

potential role and risks of converters and breeders

by G. Kessler

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Published by Springer-Verlag in New York .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear reactors.,
  • Nuclear fuels.,
  • Breeder reactors.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementG. Kessler.
    SeriesTopics in energy,, Topics in energy (Springer-Verlag)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK9202 .K43 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 257 p. :
    Number of Pages257
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3490883M
    ISBN 100387817131
    LC Control Number82010661

    A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction. Nuclear reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in nuclear marine propulsion. Heat from nuclear fission is . The book also includes chapters on nuclear fission, its application in nuclear power reactors, the role of nuclear physics in energy production and nucleosynthesis in stars. This second edition contains several additional topics: muon-catalysed fusion, the nuclear and neutrino physics of supernovae, neutrino mass and neutrino oscillations, and /5(3).

    Nuclear Fission Reactor Designs. Nuclear reactor is the name given to the device or structure in which a controlled nuclear reaction takes place. There are a number of different designs but these have many features in common. The core of the reactor is its heart, the place where the nuclear fuel is placed and where the nuclear reaction takes place. The neutron life cycle quantifies the most important neutron-physical processes that occur in the nuclear the reactor, neutrons are produced as fast neutrons and most of them are absorbed after thermalization. There are six processes (factors) that describe the inherent multiplication ability of the system. Four of them are completely independent of the size and shape of the reactor.

    Suggested Citation:"N PRODUCTS." National Research Council. Radiochemistry in Nuclear Power gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi. The integral fast reactor (IFR, originally advanced liquid-metal reactor) is a design for a nuclear reactor using fast neutrons and no neutron moderator (a "fast" reactor). IFR would breed more fuel and is distinguished by a nuclear fuel cycle that uses reprocessing via electrorefining at the reactor site.


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