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A2W reactor

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The A2W reactor is a naval nuclear reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships. [1]

19 relations: A1W reactor, Aircraft carrier, Condenser (heat transfer), Control rod, Electricity generation, Hafnium, Neutron, Nuclear chain reaction, Nuclear fission, Nuclear marine propulsion, Nuclear reactor, Nuclear reactor core, Pressurized water reactor, Scram, United States naval reactors, United States Navy, Uranium-235, Warship, Westinghouse Electric Company.

A1W reactor

The A1W reactor is a prototype nuclear reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Condenser (heat transfer)

In systems involving heat transfer, a condenser is a device or unit used to condense a substance from its gaseous to its liquid state, by cooling it.

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Control rod

Control rods are used in nuclear reactors to control the fission rate of uranium and plutonium.

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Electricity generation

Electricity generation is the process of generating electric power from sources of primary energy.

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Hafnium is a chemical element with symbol Hf and atomic number 72.

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| magnetic_moment.

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Nuclear chain reaction

A nuclear chain reaction occurs when one single nuclear reaction causes an average of one or more subsequent nuclear reactions, thus leading to the possibility of a self-propagating series of these reactions.

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Nuclear fission

In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei).

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Nuclear marine propulsion

Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Nuclear reactor core

A nuclear reactor core is the portion of a nuclear reactor containing the nuclear fuel components where the nuclear reactions take place and the heat is generated.

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Pressurized water reactor

Pressurized water reactors (PWRs) constitute the large majority of the world's nuclear power plants (notable exceptions being the United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada) and are one of three types of light water reactor (LWR), the other types being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and supercritical water reactors (SCWRs).

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A scram or SCRAM is an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor.

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United States naval reactors

United States naval reactors are nuclear reactors used by the United States Navy aboard certain ships to generate the steam used to produce power for propulsion, electric power, catapulting airplanes in aircraft carriers, and a few more minor uses.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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Uranium-235 (235U) is an isotope of uranium making up about 0.72% of natural uranium.

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A warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare.

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Westinghouse Electric Company

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC is a US based nuclear power company formed in 1998 from the nuclear power division of the original Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A2W_reactor

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