Accession Number : ADA322605

Title :   Preliminary Computations on the Teitel Design Breeder Reactor,

Corporate Author : BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB UPTON NY

Personal Author(s) : Fleck, J.

PDF Url : ADA322605

Report Date : 09 MAR 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The pile utilizes a graphite core containing U(233) suspended in an intermetallic compound of lead and tin. This combination is assumed to contain uranium, lead, and tin, in atom percents of 3.75, 83.25, and 13, respectively. Through the core and heat exchanger is circulated a coolant solution of Th(232) and liquid Bi, in 4 and 96 atom percents respectively, part of which is diverted into a blanket area, where the thorium is utilized for breeding. Of course, breeding will take place in the reactor core as well. The following are preliminary calculations based upon a bare, homogeneous, poison-free pile of the Teitel design. No assumptions have been made as to engineering feasibility; in fact, no such specifications were known at the time of calculation, so that the results are in the main exploratory. A more practical set of computations is forthcoming and awaits only the engineers' decisions on certain details.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, *BREEDER REACTORS, GRAPHITE, HEAT EXCHANGERS, THERMAL DIFFUSION, TIN, LEAD COMPOUNDS, URANIUM, BISMUTH, NEUTRON TRANSPORT THEORY, THORIUM, NEUTRON FLUX, REACTOR COOLANTS, REACTOR CORES, HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS, THERMAL NEUTRONS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(power)
      Fission Reactor Physics

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