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Turret, a High Temperature Gas-Cycle Reactor Proposal

by R. Philip Hammond ... [et al.]
Format
Book; Government Document; Online; EBook
Published
Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory of the University of California, 1958.
Language
English
Related Title
Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)
Series
TID
La (Series) (los Alamos, N.M.)
SuDoc Number
Y 3.At 7:22/LA-2198
Abstract
A nitrogen-cooled graphite-moderated nuclear reactor experiment is proposed to drive a closed-cycle gas turbine power plant at 1300 deg F. The annular core of the reactor can be rotated inside the reflector to permit fuel loading and discharge while operating at full power. Small cylindrical fuel elements of graphite are solutionimpregnated with partially enriched uranium. The fuel is recycled by incineration of the elements, chemical fresh graphite tn a small batch process. The unclad, uncoated fuel should permit high burn-up and simple fuel processing, but allows fission product diffusion into the gas stream. While methods are proposed for the removal of these from the gas, the Song-term consequences on turbine operation are unknown. The compatibility of nitrogen gas with the fuel has been studied experimentally. The radial movement of fuel gives a reactor with a constant power profile and no excess reactivity. The temperature is regulated by the fuel charging rate. (auth).
Description
26 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • "Contract W-7405-ENG.36 with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission."
  • "LA-2198 ; Reactors--Power ; TID-4500 (13th Ed., Rev.)"
  • "Report written: January 23, 1958 ; Report distributed: June 2, 1958."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-24).
Series Statement
TID 4500 13th ed., rev
LA (Series) (Los Alamos, N.M.) 2198
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