Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear reactors are devices that maintain nuclear reactions. They are used in creating power and elements.

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Nuclear Reactors

Do nuclear reactors have critical mass?

We know that critical mass can be achieved in a nuclear reactor. If it could not, we'd not be able to get a chain reaction and generate heat to generate power. Reactors don't have critical mass when the control rods are in, but pull the rods, start the reactor up and away you go!

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What is the importance of nuclear power in South Africa?

South Africa hasn't nuclear power reactors.

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Why do nuclear reactor sites require high levels of regulation?

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Atoms and Atomic Structure
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The cadmium in the control rods slows down a nuclear fission reaction by absorbing neutrons true or false?

True. Cadmium (and boron plus some other elements) absorbs neutrons, thus limiting or slowing the fission chain in a nuclear reactor.

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What chemical coolants in nuclear power plants?

Examples: water, heavy water, organic compounds, sodium, lead, helium.

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What in nuclear reactors to absorb neutrons?

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How do you split an atom to make a nuclear reactor?

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What is the main danger in a nuclear reactor meltdown?

The primary danger in a nuclear meltdown is associated with the release of large quantities of high level radioactive material into the environment. This radioactive stuff can sicken people or even kill them, and can render large areas of the countryside uninhabitable. The toll on human life and the economic damage can soar beyond the comprehension of most.

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What is Formula for percentage efficiency of fission reactor?

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Which type of atom is most often used in a nuclear power plant?

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Earthquake in Japan 2011

Why did the Japanese ignore the nuclear warnings?

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How many nuclear reactors remain active in Russia?

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Nuclear Fission

What is the part of the nuclear power plant where fission takes place?

In a nuclear power plant, fission takes place in the core of the nuclear reactor.

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What is the purpose of the graphite rods in a nuclear reactor?

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History, Politics & Society
United States of America
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United States

Why do state oppose yucca mountain?

Yucca Mountain is a nuclear waste repository and, even though precautions have been taken, the materials stored there are extremely dangerous and will continue to be for thousands of years. It was defunded in 2011 and no other site has been designated for this waste. It is a case of "not in my backyard" as far as any state wanting the storage.

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How sodium is used in nuclear reactor?

Some early and some experimental reactors used sodium as the primary coolant.

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Do nuclear reactors deal with fission?

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How can the rate of reaction be slowed down in a nuclear fission reactor?

By inserting the control rods which absorb neutrons using boron, cadmium, or other material with a large neutron capture crosssection.

If the reactor should begin to run out of control the SCRAM system will suddenly insert large amounts of neutron absorbing material, instantly stopping the neutron chain reaction.

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How much energy has been produced by the Okla nuclear reactors?

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Why were the Okla nuclear reactors operating at that site?

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How can a nuclear powerplant explode?

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Is nuclear reactors man made?

Yes, they are man-made.

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What is the range of a nucular explosion?

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What is a advantage of the nuclear reactors?

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What vital mineral used in making cell phones wireless devices nuclear reactors gaming consoles and computer chips is being exploited in the eastern Congo?

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