subcritical assembly

subcritical assembly

[¦səb′krid·ə·kəl ə′sem·blē]
(nucleonics)
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The agreement calls for the creation of a subcritical assembly at the Jordan University of Science and Technology--an installation resembling a research reactor in all its features and functions without actually generating energy--plus a nuclear training programme and help with the exploitation of the desert kingdom's estimated 180,000-ton uranium ore reserves.
Ukraine is constructing a neutron source based on an electron accelerator-driven subcritical assembly.