subcritical reactor

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subcritical reactor

[¦səb′krid·ə·kəl rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A reactor having an effective multiplication constant of less than one, so that a self-supporting chain reaction cannot be maintained. Also known as subcritical assembly; teaching reactor.
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Other topics of the 11 papers include neutron physics research for the development of accelerator-driven systems, microalloy design for pressure vessel steels, dominant electron heating in tokamaks, advances in safety and environmental concerns, and leak detection technology.
eliminating most of the problems encountered in conventional Accelerator-Driven Systems (ADS).