fast-breeder re actor

fast-breeder reactor

[fast-bree-der, fahst-]
noun Physics.
a breeder reactor in which there is no moderator and fission is caused by high-energy neutrons.
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fast-breeder reactor
breeder reactor See also fast reactor a nuclear reactor that uses little or no moderator and produces more fissionable material than it consumes

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fast-breeder reactor   (fāst'brē'dər)  Pronunciation Key 
A breeder reactor that uses high-speed neutrons to produce fissionable material. See also nuclear reactor.
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