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thermal reactor

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(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor in which most of the fission is caused by thermal neutrons
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Noun1.thermal reactor - a nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by neutrons that are slowed down by a moderator
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
fast reactor - nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used
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réacteur à neutrons thermiques
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