E&S:Lecture 14

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E&S:Lecture 14
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  1. Nuclear Power utilization
    • 6 % of the world's energy use
    • 19% of US electricity generation
  2. How many nuclear power reactors are in operation in the world?
    439
  3. what is an electron volt?
    The energy gained by an electron passing through a potential difference of one volt
  4. _____of 2200 known nuclides are stable
    275
  5. yellowcake
    • 1.yellow powder that is 80% Uranium Oxide
    • -leachd from ores and concentrated
  6. Nuclear reactors
    • 1.Fuel:Pellets of Uranium
    • 2.Moderator: slows down the neutrons, cause more fission
    • 3.Control rods: Control rate of reaction
    • 4.Coolant: Liquid or gas to transfer heat from it
  7. Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor
    • 1.2nd generation of British gas-cooled reactors
    • 2.Uses graphite moderator and carbon dioxide as coolant
  8. Light water graphite-moderated reactor(RBMK)
    • 1.Soviet design
    • 2.Devloped from plutonium productio reactors
  9. Breeder reactor
    • 1.Nuclear reactor that generates new fissile material at a greater rate than it consumes such mateiral.
    • 2.Produces and use Plutonium as a fissile material
  10. Fast Reactor
    • 1.Has no moderator
    • 2.smaller core

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