pebble bed

pebble bed

[′peb·əl ‚bed]
(geology)
Any pebble conglomerate, especially one in which the pebbles weather conspicuously and become loose. Also known as popple rock.
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It was indeed a changeful brook; here it would make a pool, dark and brooding and still, where we bent to look at our mirrored faces; then it grew communicative and gossiped shallowly over a broken pebble bed where there was a diamond dance of sunbeams and no troutling or minnow could glide through without being seen.
They ran, and they ran, and they ran down the hill, and across a short cut on level green turf at the bottom, between pebble beds and rushes.
Chang, "Development of a method of evaluating an inventory of fission products for a pebble bed reactor," Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol.
An advanced nuclear reactor design and TRISO-based fuel fabrication company, X-energy's Xe-100 is a 200MWt (76MWe) high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor requires less time to construct, uses factory-produced components, cannot melt down and is "walk-away" safe without operator intervention.
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The letter discusses an experimental reactor that was a "graphite-moderated pebble bed reactor" in the process of being dismantled.
Pakistan needs to consider options such as the pebble bed technology, which are smaller and more efficient reactors.
Langston's concise but information-rich article on pebble bed modular reactors and the need to pursue them in lieu of the monster Gen 2.5-3.0 PWR and BWR vestiges of the 1970s nuclear world (August, Global Gas Turbine News).
Graphite use is also expected to rise sharply due to its growing use in Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactors ("PBNR").
Para Kadak, las tecnologias mas eficientes hoy en dia son los reactores de alta temperatura a gas, como los del tipo pebble bed, uno de los cuales se construye en China.
The industry's future--if it has one--depends on the construction and successful demonstration of new advanced technologies, such as the pebble bed reactor.
About 9.2 billion rand ($1.3 billion, E985 million) has been poured into the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor project, with 80 percent of the money provided by the South African government.