Definition of thermal reactor in English:

thermal reactor

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  • A nuclear reactor using thermal neutrons.
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    • 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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