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criticality

[‚krid·ə′kal·əd·ē]
(nucleonics)
The condition in which a nuclear reactor is just self-sustaining.
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We had been led to believe that criticality would never happen," Makoto Morita, manager of the general affairs department of JCO's factory in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, told a news conference in Mito.
The data shows the occurrence of prompt criticality to be extremely likely.
s nuclear fuel processing plant in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, set off a nuclear fission chain reaction, causing a criticality accident, the Mito District Court on Monday convicted six former JCO officials of professional negligence resulting in the deaths of two co-workers, and handed down suspended prison sentences.
Robert Winsley explained that his presentation and paper summarised to the audience how we have applied our understanding on the likelihood and possible consequences of criticality to form robust safety arguments as to why post-closure criticality is not a significant concern.
The method of assessment of infrastructure criticality is developed.
The INS Arihant achieved nuclear criticality early on Saturday morning.
This study investigates the locus of attribution in the case of a delivery failure given consumers' differing expectation and criticality levels.
They should strictly watch the conditions of the three reactors and do their utmost to prevent occurrence of criticality.
The 6,000 tonne submarine's pressurised light water nuclear reactor achieved criticality four years after it was launched by Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur in July 2009 in Vishakhapatnam.
Contract notice: Analyses criticality safety and criticality calculations.
Takumi's Criticality Aware methodology enables us to reduce our tapeout turnaround time and technology costs," remarked Mr.
Exhibit C4: Criticality Scores for Various IT Services

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