gas-cooled reactor


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gas-cooled reactor

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(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor using a gas as the coolant. In the Mark I type the coolant is carbon dioxide, the moderator is graphite, and the fuel is uranium cased in magnox. See also advanced gas-cooled reactor
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Noun1.gas-cooled reactor - a nuclear reactor using gas as a coolant
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
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gas-cooled reactor

[ˌgæskuːldriːˈæktəʳ] Nreactor m enfriado por gas
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