atomic pile definition

  • noun:
    • An early type of atomic reactor whose core contains layers of graphite block interspersed with uranium, made to develop a sustained fission response.
    • an earlier nuclear reactor fuelled by uranium and moderated with graphite
    • a nuclear reactor that utilizes managed nuclear fission to build power
    • An early style of atomic reactor whose core consisted of layers of graphite block interspersed with uranium, made to develop a sustained fission reaction.
    • an earlier nuclear reactor fuelled by uranium and moderated with graphite
    • a nuclear reactor that uses controlled atomic fission to generate power

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