Breeder-reactor meaning

brēdər
A nuclear reactor that produces as well as consumes fissionable material, especially one that produces more fissionable material than it consumes.
noun
0
0
A nuclear reactor generating nuclear energy and creating additional fuel by producing more fissile material than it consumes.
noun
0
0
A nuclear reactor that is used to create fissionable material (such as plutonium-239) by exposing nonfissionable material (such as uranium-238) to radiation. The source of the radiation is usually some other fissionable material. Breeder reactors produce more fissionable material than they use up.
0
0
Advertisement