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Other components of the nuclear reactor system

Other components of the nuclear reactor system

1. Moderator The moderators currently widely used in thermal neutron reactors are ordinary water, heavy water and graphite. Graphite is a black and soft anisotropic carbon body, which is stable in a wide temperature range. It has good mechanical properties, thermal stability, and low price; its nuclear performance is slightly inferior to heavy water, and […]