afterheat


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afterheat

(ˈɑːftəˌhiːt)
n
(Nuclear Physics) the heat generated in a nuclear reactor after it has been shut down, produced by residual radioactivity in the fuel elements
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Zhang, "Afterheat removal for HTR-10 test module under accident conditions," in Proceedings of Specialists Meeting on Decay Heat Removal and Heat Transfer under Normal and Accident Conditions in Gas Cooled Reactors, Juelich, Germany, 1992.
It will include a new cement clinker production line with an annual output capacity of im tons coupled with an afterheat electricity generation facility, capable of producing 26.8m kW.
In our experiments, for laser pulses with fluence higher than 0.283 J/[cm.sup.2], a single pulse could generate the afterheat, which made a rise of temperature in skin layer of ablated crater.