How a Nuclear Reactor Works
Nuclear Energy II.
Basic Idea of Fission Reaction
Reactors in the US
Where the fuel is generated:
Two types of reactors:
- 2 Mev neutrons that strike a Uranium nucleus
have a fission probablility about
1000 times less than a neutron with energy = .025 ev. So
neutrons need to be slowed down, on average, by a factor of
100 million !
- Slowing the Neutrons Down:
Minimizing Neutron Losses in Reactor Design is Important
- How much Uranium is left in the United States?: