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Nuclear materials for fission reactors

proceedings of Symposium E on Nuclear Materials for Fission Reactors of the 1991 E-MRS Fall Conference, Strasbourg, France, November 4-7, 1991

by Symposium E on Nuclear Materials for Fission Reactors (1991 Strasbourg, France)

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Published by North-Holland in Amsterdam, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear fuels -- Congresses.,
  • Nuclear reactors -- Safety measures -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Hj. Matzke, G. Schumacher.
    SeriesEuropean Materials Research Society symposia proceedings ;, v. 28
    ContributionsMatzke, Hj., 1936-, Schumacher, G.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK9202 .S832 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 348 p. :
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1458881M
    ISBN 10044489571X
    LC Control Number93114776

    In contrast, fast breeder reactors (FBRs) use fast neutrons to convert materials such as uranium and thorium into fissile materials, which then fuel the reactor. This process, combined with recycling, has the potential to increase available nuclear fuel resources in the very long term. Nuclear Reactor Design and Analysis. This note will focus on the basics of nuclear reactor design. Topics covered includes: Design, and Licensing, Reactors and Core Concepts, Heating, Fuel, and Fuel Element Analysis, Reactor Flow and Pump Sizing, Introductory Neutronics, Six Factor Formula, Neutron Transport, Neutron Kinetics, Power Conversion Systems, Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Safety Analysis.

    In a conventional nuclear reactor, the main line of defense against a meltdown is the fuel control rod, which power plant operators use to control the fission rate in the core.   Like a traditional nuclear reactor a breeder reactor uses fission of nuclear materials to create energy. The biggest difference is that a plutonium breeder reactor produces more plutonium than it consumes. It does this by using its extra fission neutrons to convert uranium to uranium, which changes by radioactive decays involving.

      Fissionable material. A nuclide that is capable of undergoing fission after capturing either high-energy (fast) neutrons or low-energy thermal (slow) gh formerly used as a synonym for fissile material, fissionable materials also include those (such as uranium) that can be fissioned only with high-energy neutrons. As a result, fissile materials (such as uranium) are a. Neutron source vs breeder reactor. While Hahn was often said to have made a breeder reactor, his actual work was on a neutron confusion is because his device did create new radioactive materials through neutron of the materials used or created were fissile, so it was not a reactor.


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