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Nuclear reactor core

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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. [1]

29 relations: Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor, Boiling water reactor, Boron, Cadmium, Carbon dioxide, Chain reaction, Chernobyl disaster, Control rod, Core shroud, Fissile material, Graphite-moderated reactor, Hafnium, Heat, Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents, Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment, Neutron, Neutron moderator, Nuclear chain reaction, Nuclear fission, Nuclear fuel, Nuclear meltdown, Nuclear power, Nuclear reactor, Pebble-bed reactor, Plutonium, Pressurized water reactor, RBMK, Thorium, Uranium.

Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor

The Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) is a type of nuclear reactor designed and operated in the United Kingdom.

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Boiling water reactor

The boiling water reactor (BWR) is a type of light water nuclear reactor used for the generation of electrical power.

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Boron

Boron is a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5.

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Cadmium

Cadmium is a chemical element with symbol Cd and atomic number 48.

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Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.

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Chain reaction

A chain reaction is a sequence of reactions where a reactive product or by-product causes additional reactions to take place.

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Chernobyl disaster

The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident.

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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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Core shroud

A core shroud is a stainless steel cylinder surrounding a nuclear reactor core whose main function is to direct the cooling water flow.

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Fissile material

In nuclear engineering, fissile material is material capable of sustaining a nuclear fission chain reaction.

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Graphite-moderated reactor

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.

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Hafnium

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

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Heat

In thermodynamics, heat is energy transferred from one system to another as a result of thermal interactions.

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Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents

These are lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents.

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Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment

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.

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Neutron

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Neutron moderator

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.

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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 fuel

Nuclear fuel is a substance that is used in nuclear power stations to produce heat to power turbines.

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Nuclear meltdown

A nuclear meltdown (core melt accident or partial core melt) is a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating.

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Nuclear power

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.

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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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Pebble-bed reactor

The pebble-bed reactor (PBR) is a design for a graphite-moderated, gas-cooled nuclear reactor.

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Plutonium

Plutonium is a radioactive chemical element with symbol Pu and atomic number 94.

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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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RBMK

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.

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Thorium

Thorium is a weakly radioactive metallic chemical element with symbol Th and atomic number 90.

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Uranium

Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92.

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References

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

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