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fast reactor

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(General Physics) a nuclear reactor using little or no moderator, fission being caused by fast neutrons
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Noun1.fast reactor - nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used
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
thermal reactor - a nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by neutrons that are slowed down by a moderator
Translations
réacteur à neutrons rapides
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