Definition of converter reactor in English:

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converter reactor

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A nuclear reactor that converts fertile material into fissile material.
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  • The use of breeding or converter reactors would change considerably the above picture.
  • A catalytic converter assembly includes two converter reactors connected one after the other in the exhaust gas flow.
  • Chapter 7 reviews the possible role of advanced converter reactors as an intermediate step between today's thermal reactors and future fast breeder systems.

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