Definition of thermal reactor in English:

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thermal reactor

noun

A nuclear reactor using thermal neutrons.
Example sentences
  • In April 1997 a major leak of radioactive tritium from an advanced thermal reactor occurred.
  • Most reactors are called thermal reactors because they utilise slow neutrons to trigger nuclear fission.
  • Most of the current commercial reactors in the world are thermal reactors, also called light-water reactors.

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