pool reactor

pool reactor

[′pül rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A research nuclear reactor in which the core is suspended in a large pool of water that serves as moderator, reflector, coolant, and radiation shield. Also known as swimming-pool reactor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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