Definition of breeder reactor in English:
A nuclear reactor that creates fissile material (typically plutonium-239 by irradiation of uranium-238) at a faster rate than it uses another fissile material (typically uranium-235) as fuel.
- A breeder reactor would convert uranium 238 to plutonium that we could burn.
- No breeder reactor, a technology necessary for nuclear fission, has ever been successful in the marketplace.
- For example, a breeder reactor is one in which new reactor fuel is manufactured.
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