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gas-cooled reactor

[′gas ‚küld rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which a gas, such as air, carbon dioxide, or helium, is used as a coolant.
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Other funding went toward development of other reactor types, including heavy water reactors, organic moderated reactors and gas cooled reactors.
Cumbria's Magnox reactors are 50 years old and advanced gas cooled reactors like Hartlepool are coming to the end of their lives.
The major isolation valve types that are included in the study are those used in pressurized water reactors, pressurized heavy water reactors, light water graphite reactors, gas cooled reactors, fast breeder reactors and the boiling water reactors.