lead-cooled reactor

lead-cooled reactor

[′led ‚küld rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor that uses molten lead as the coolant, to transport the energy released in the fission process away from the fuel rods in the reactor core and to keep the fuel rods and their clad from overheating.
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Although the small, lead-cooled reactor could be placed inside a shipping container measuring about 6.
As the SSTAR concept has been developed, a parallel effort in Europe is being pursued to design a larger (600 MW) lead-cooled reactor system for central station electricity generation.
Russia has experimented with several lead-cooled reactor designs.