Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: Compared to standard fission reactors, fast-neutron reactors are
A: In contrast to most normal nuclear reactors, however, a fast reactor uses a coolant that is not an efficient moderator, such as liquid sodium, so its neutrons remain high-energy. [ Although these fast neutrons are not as good at causing fission, they are readily captured by an isotope of uranium (U238), which then becomes plutonium (Pu239). This plutonium isotope can be reprocessed and used as
more reactor fuel or in the production of nuclear weapons. Reactors can be designed to maximize plutonium production, and in some cases they actually produce more fuel than they consume. These reactors are called breeder reactors. ]
Expert answered|Frankie17851|Points 85|
Question
Asked 12/3/2011 7:59:54 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Nuclear power plants in use today rely on
Weegy: Nuclear power plants in use today rely on fission reactions to generate heat to boil water. User: Globally, some of the worst failures in handling radioactivity have been associated with (More)
Question
Not Answered
Updated 255 days ago|10/6/2017 3:15:18 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Globally, some of the worst failures in handling radioactivity have been associated with nuclear power plants.
Added 256 days ago|10/5/2017 1:03:09 PM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Confirmed by jeifunk [10/6/2017 3:15:19 AM]
26,994,275 questions answered
*
Get answers from Weegy and a team of really smart lives experts.
S
L
Points 230 [Total 248] Ratings 0 Comments 160 Invitations 7 Offline
S
L
Points 130 [Total 130] Ratings 0 Comments 130 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
R
Points 105 [Total 256] Ratings 1 Comments 5 Invitations 9 Offline
S
R
L
R
P
R
P
R
Points 66 [Total 734] Ratings 0 Comments 6 Invitations 6 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
P
R
P
R
P
P
Points 60 [Total 13327] Ratings 0 Comments 60 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
1
R
Points 31 [Total 1447] Ratings 2 Comments 11 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 20] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
L
Points 10 [Total 187] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 13] Ratings 0 Comments 10 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.