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The Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) is a type of nuclear reactor designed and operated in the United Kingdom.
The boiling water reactor (BWR) is a type of light water nuclear reactor used for the generation of electrical power.
Boron is a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5.
Cadmium is a chemical element with symbol Cd and atomic number 48.
Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.
A chain reaction is a sequence of reactions where a reactive product or by-product causes additional reactions to take place.
The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident.
Control rods are used in nuclear reactors to control the fission rate of uranium and plutonium.
A core shroud is a stainless steel cylinder surrounding a nuclear reactor core whose main function is to direct the cooling water flow.
In nuclear engineering, fissile material is material capable of sustaining a nuclear fission chain reaction.
A graphite reactor is a nuclear reactor that uses carbon as a neutron moderator, which allows un-enriched uranium to be used as nuclear fuel.
Hafnium is a chemical element with symbol Hf and atomic number 72.
In thermodynamics, heat is energy transferred from one system to another as a result of thermal interactions.
These are lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents.
The Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) was an experimental molten salt reactor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researching this technology through the 1960s; constructed by 1964, it went critical in 1965 and was operated until 1969.
In nuclear engineering, a neutron moderator is a medium that reduces the speed of fast neutrons, thereby turning them into thermal neutrons capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction involving uranium-235 or a similar fissile nuclide.
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.
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).
Nuclear fuel is a substance that is used in nuclear power stations to produce heat to power turbines.
A nuclear meltdown (core melt accident or partial core melt) is a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.
A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction.
The pebble-bed reactor (PBR) is a design for a graphite-moderated, gas-cooled nuclear reactor.
Plutonium is a radioactive chemical element with symbol Pu and atomic number 94.
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).
The RBMK (Реактор Большой Мощности Канальный Reaktor Bolshoy Moshchnosti Kanalnyy, “High Power Channel-type Reactor”) is a class of graphite-moderated nuclear power reactor designed and built by the Soviet Union.
Thorium is a weakly radioactive metallic chemical element with symbol Th and atomic number 90.
Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92.