xenon poisoning

xenon poisoning

[′zē‚nän ′pȯiz·ən·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
The accumulation in a nuclear reactor of xenon-135, formed by beta decay of iodine-135; xenon-135 has the highest cross section for thermal neutron capture of any known reactor poison.
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162); fears of gas releases and Japanese balloon bombs; actual problems with xenon poisoning. Others remind us of the pioneering engineering work done at Hanford in using remote devices to manipulate the plutonium and the development of standard cell design.