Swimming Pool Reactor


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Swimming Pool Reactor

 

a variety of research reactor. It has a small reaction zone in the shape of a nuclearfuel lattice (enriched uranium) located in the center of a water-filled pool. The water functions as a neutron moderator, a reflector minimizing neutron leakage out of the reaction zone, a coolant carrying heat by convection out of the reaction zone in order to maintain preset operating conditions, and biological shielding maintaining the allowable radiation dosage outside the reactor.

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It begins with claims made by Bhabha and Nehru about Apsara -- the much- acclaimed swimming pool reactor -- being an indigenous effort, whereas it was completely based on the design and technical data that Bhabha got from his colleague from Cambridge, Sir John Cockcroft.
Pool-type reactors, which are also called swimming pool reactors, is a sort of nuclear reactor that has a core immersed in an open pool of water.