Inside a nuclear reactor

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The reactor core is a thick steel vessel containing...
the fuel rods and water at high pressure
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The fission neutrons are slowed down by...
collisions with atoms in the water molecules
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This is necessary as fast neutrons do not cause...
futher fission of U-235
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Water acts as a...
moderator as it sslows the fission neutrons down
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Control rods in the core absorb...
surplus neutrons
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This keeps the chain reaction...
under control
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The depth of the rods in the core are...
adjusted to maintain a steady chain reaction
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The water acts as a...
coolant
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Its molecules gain kinetic energy from the...
neutrons and fuel rods
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The water is pumped through the core and through...
sealed pipes to and from a heat exchanger from the core
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The reactor core is a thick steel vessel, designed to...
withstand the high temperature and pressure in the core
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The core is enclosed by thick...
concrete walls which absorb radiation that escapes through the walls of the steel vessel
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Card 2

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collisions with atoms in the water molecules

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The fission neutrons are slowed down by...

Card 3

Front

futher fission of U-235

Back

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Card 4

Front

moderator as it sslows the fission neutrons down

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

surplus neutrons

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Preview of the back of card 5
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