experimental breeder reactor


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experimental breeder reactor

[ik‚sper·ə′ment·əl ′brēd·ər rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A fast, heterogeneous nuclear reactor used for research and breeding; its core consists of enriched 235U surrounded by a blanket of natural uranium.
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The Department of Energy-operated Experimental Breeder Reactor 2 unit is not a commercial reactor and is therefore not included in the operable category.

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