Method and system for providing fuel in a nuclear reactor

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8126106
APP PUB NO 20120020446A1
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12932083

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Exemplary embodiments provide automated nuclear fission reactors and methods for their operation. Exemplary embodiments and aspects include, without limitation, re-use of nuclear fission fuel, alternate fuels and fuel geometries, modular fuel cores, fast fluid cooling, variable burn-up, programmable nuclear thermostats, fast flux irradiation, temperature-driven surface area/volume ratio neutron absorption, low coolant temperature cores, refueling, and the like.

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TERRAPOWER, LLCBELLEVUE, WA63

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hyde, Roderick A Redmond, US 2592 13709
Ishikawa, Muriel Y Livermore, US 1246 9857
Myhrvold, Nathan P Medina, US 1236 10590
Wood,, Jr Lowell L Bellevue, US 2529 12542

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