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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
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réacteur à neutrons rapides
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The IAEAs activities in this field are mainly carried out within the framework of the Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors (TWG-FR), which assists in the implementation of corresponding IAEA support, and ensures that all technical activities are in line with expressed needs of Member States.
We will focus more on safety aspects of issues such as extending the operating life of nuclear power plants, decommissioning, the disposal of high level radioactive waste, innovative technologies such as fast reactors and small and medium sized reactors, and the safety of radiation sources used in nonpower applications,' Amano said.
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For example, India, an experienced user of nuclear power, is at the forefront of technological development in areas such as fast reactors.
They cover basics and concepts, the design of sodium fast reactors, safety, construction and commissioning, international experiences, the fuel cycle, decommissioning aspects, domains of high relevance, and the economics of sodium fast reactors with a closed fuel cycle.
I think we will be able to establish cooperation [with Russia] on fast reactors, based on experience in operating the BN-800," Yu Zusheng said.
Fast reactors are usually pool-type reactors, the most recent proposal being a UK 'simple' design by Moltex Energy.
A Fast Critical Assembly is used for studying the nuclear physics of so-called fast reactors.
In 2006, the Bush administration proposed that fast reactors, with some adjustments to the reactor's core, could become "burner reactors.
The topics include towards fourth-generation nuclear reactors, the diagnosis of systems with multiple operating modes, multitask learning for the diagnosis of a machine fleet, a dynamic learning-based approach to the surveillance and monitoring of steam generators in prototypes fast reactors, and an influence diagram-based approach to integrating human and organizational factors into the benefit-cost-deficit risk analysis model.
Over the past 60 years, the history of fast reactors using plutonium is littered with failures, the most recent being the Monju project in Japan.
China began researching fast reactors in the sixties, and is one of the only countries with the technology.

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