Nuclear Reactor Constituents

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Use of a moderator in a nuclear reactor
Used to slow down fast neutrons as fast neutrons would just bounce off the fuel and fission would not happen
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Use of control rods in a nuclear reactor
Control rods absorb excess product neutrons and control the reactions (to give a 1:1 ration of neutrons in and out- one reaction gives only one more reaction)
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Use of coolant in a nuclear reactor
The coolant carries the heat energy (produced by the fission) to the heat exchanger (the coolant is usually water)
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Use of a heat exchanger in a nuclear reactor
Transfers heat from coolant to another loop of water (this second loop contains heated water which turns to steam and powers the turbine)
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Use of a centrifuge
To enrich U235 - centrifuge separates naturally occuring U238 and U235
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Control rods absorb excess product neutrons and control the reactions (to give a 1:1 ration of neutrons in and out- one reaction gives only one more reaction)

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Use of control rods in a nuclear reactor

Card 3

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The coolant carries the heat energy (produced by the fission) to the heat exchanger (the coolant is usually water)

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Card 4

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Transfers heat from coolant to another loop of water (this second loop contains heated water which turns to steam and powers the turbine)

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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To enrich U235 - centrifuge separates naturally occuring U238 and U235

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Preview of the back of card 5

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