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control rod

[kən′trōl ‚räd]
(nucleonics)
Any rod used to control the reactivity of a nuclear reactor; may be a fuel rod or part of the moderator; in a thermal reactor, commonly a neutron absorber. Also known as absorbing rod.

control rod

control rod
A push-pull rod for actuating controls from the cockpit. Control rods are used in manually operated flight control systems.
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The reactor unit 1 at Hanwool Nuclear Power Plant in Uljin, 330 kilometers southeast of Seoul, was manually turned off after a control rod dropped.
that the failure of the control rods was due to "sticking" between the rods and their drive mechanism.
Control rods, which can be inserted between the fuel bundles, are used to speed up, slow down or stop the nuclear reaction.
The FAA says the action will "prevent failure of one of the two input control rods of the main rudder PCU, which, under certain conditions, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane and to prevent failure of any combination of two input control rods of the main rudder PCU and/or standby rudder PCU, which could cause an uncommanded rudder hardover event and result in loss of control of the airplane".
MHI; TSE: 7011) has received an order for a set of replacement control rod drive mechanisms (CRDM) for nuclear reactors from Ringhals AB of Sweden.
We appreciate the correction with regard to the control rods in Fermi's reactor.
Indium is utilized in semi-conductors and electronics, solder, liquid crystal displays, batteries, nuclear control rods, dental fillings and rear-window defrosters for automobiles.
Control rods -- which absorb neutrons, and therefore slow or halt nuclear chain reactions--are partially withdrawn from a reactor's core as it is started.
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Atomic fission was completely stopped in the early afternoon after the utility put all 205 control rods into the reactor's core.
The only way to stop it from overheating is for someone to go in and manually change one of the control rods.