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Encyclopedia > Liquid metal cooled reactor

A Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor is nuclear reactor where the primary coolant is a liquid molten metal. Liquid metal cooled reactors were first adapted for nuclear submarine use. The Soviet Alfa class submarine uses a lead cooled reactor. Core of a nuclear reactor A nuclear power station. ... A coolant, or heat transfer fluid, is a fluid which flows through a device in order to prevent its overheating, transferring the heat produced by the device to other devices that utilize or dissipate it. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... Alfa class submarine at sea. ...


The Soviet BN-600 and BN-350 nuclear power plants were sodium cooled. Liquid metal cooling is also used in most fast neutron reactors including fast breeder reactors. The BN-600 reactor is a sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor built at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station, in Zarechnij, in the Sverdlovsk region, Russia. ... The BN-350 was a sodium-cooled fast reactor nuclear power plant located at Aktau (formally known as Shevchenko from 1964-1992), Kazakhstan, situated on the shore of the Caspian Sea. ... A nuclear power station. ... General Name, Symbol, Number sodium, Na, 11 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 3, s Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 22. ... A fast neutron reactor or simply a fast reactor is a category of nuclear reactor in which the fission chain reaction is sustained by fast neutrons. ... // The fast breeder or fast breeder reactor (FBR) is a fast neutron reactor designed to breed fuel by producing more fissile material than it consumes. ...


Many Generation IV reactor studies are liquid metal cooled: Generation IV reactors (Gen IV) are a set of theoretical nuclear reactor designs currently being researched. ...

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