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slow reactor

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Definition of slow reactor in English:

noun

Physics
A nuclear reactor using mainly slow neutrons.
Example sentences
  • So when the Unit 4 power plant operators stalled their low and slow reactor, it exploded and burned.
  • For a slow reactor, the fuel can be any of the above, with graphite serving as the moderator.
  • The nuclear reactions in modern slow reactors have a negative temperature coefficient.

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