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What is the difference between fissile and fertile isotopes? Give two examples of each. What is the role of fertile isotopes in a breeder reactor? Define a nuclear reactor? What is the basic difference between an atomic bomb and a power-producing reactor? What are the prime differences between LWR and CANDU reactors (comment mostly on materials aspects)? Describe the importance of control materials with respect to reactor safety and control. What are the primary requirements for a control material?

The addition of Al in the alloy provided solid solution strengthening, while the presence of minor amounts of Be helped improve the oxidation resistance. CO2 was circulated under pressure through the reactor core and sent to the steam generator to produce steam that is then passed through a turbo generator system generating electricity. These reactors could sustain lower temperatures (maximum coolant temperature of 345  C) and, thus, has a limited plant efficiency and power capacity. This was mainly out of the concern of the possible reaction of CO2 with graphite at higher temperatures and the lower melting point of uranium fuel (1132  C).

Briefly comment on the importance of neutron cross section from a reactor perspective. c) Neutrons of 10 keV energy are incident on a light water barrier. 7 b. Determine the half-value thickness of neutron attenuation for the water barrier (assume that neutron interaction with oxygen in water molecule is negligible). 1 b for 1 MeV neutrons). Comment on the significance of the results. F. (1998) Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis, Academic Press, New York. L. (1955) Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, Prentice Hall, New York.

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