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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Guoxiu Qin, Qinghua Yang, Jiarui Cui, Honggang Pan, Liangliang Pan, Fan Li
Nuclear Technology | Volume 209 | Number 5 | May 2023 | Pages 707-715
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2151824
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In this study, an airborne radioactivity survey (ARS) system based on an unmanned helicopter platform was designed to satisfy the requirements of geological exploration and environmental radiation monitoring under complex environmental conditions. The system is composed of an unmanned aerial vehicle platform, airborne equipment, and a ground control station, with both NaI(Tl) and CeBr3 crystals as detectors to meet the energy resolution and detection efficiency requirements of airborne radioactivity measurement. The designed ARS system is stable and reliable through the field flight test, and the measurement results are consistent with the existing data and can be widely used in fields such as large-scale uranium resource exploration, nuclear accident emergency monitoring, and environmental radiation investigation.