Breeding Ratios

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Breeder Reactor - Breeding Ratio
... One measure of a reactor's performance is the "breeding ratio" (the average number of fissile atoms created per fission event) ... attention has focused on reactors with low breeding ratios, from 1.01 for the Shippingport Reactor running on thorium fuel and cooled by conventional ... inside fuel elements ("tube-in-shell" construction) show breeding ratios of at least 1.8 are possible ...

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