reactor

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(physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation absorber
radioactive metallic element that is similar to tellurium and bismuth; occurs in uranium ores but can be produced by bombarding bismuth with neutrons in a nuclear reactor atomic number 84 , Po , polonium
nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy atomic pile , atomic reactor , chain reactor , pile
layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor blanket
nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the water boils in the reactor core and the steam produced can drive a steam turbine boiling water reactor , BWR
nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns breeder reactor
amount of fuel used up (as in a nuclear reactor) burnup
chemical reactor for converting oils with high boiling points into fuels with lower boiling points in the presence of a catalyst catalytic cracker , cat cracker
accidental meltdown of a nuclear reactor core China syndrome
reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit coil
(physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor containment
atomic reactor part core
chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place core
nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used fast reactor
nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fusion to generate energy fusion reactor , thermonuclear reactor
nuclear reactor using gas as a coolant gas-cooled reactor
radioactive waste that left in a nuclear reactor after the nuclear fuel has been consumed high-level radioactive waste
nuclear reactor using liquid metal as a coolant liquid metal reactor
accidental disintegration of the core of a nuclear reactor meltdown
nuclear reactor that slows fast neutrons, substance in meltdown
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