linear accelerator-driven reactor

linear accelerator-driven reactor

[′lin·ē·ər ik′sel·ə‚rād·ər ¦driv·ən rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor which consists of a linear accelerator and a subcritical reactor target containing depleted, natural, or slightly enriched uranium or thorium, that produces a net amount of energy when supplied with neutrons generated by stopping a high-energy proton beam from a linear accelerator. Abbreviated LADR.
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