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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atomic pile, atomic reactor, pile, chain reactornoun

    a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy

Wiktionary

  1. atomic pilenoun

    an early nuclear reactor fuelled by uranium and moderated with graphite

  2. Etymology: atomic + pila, battery

Wikipedia

  1. atomic pile

    A nuclear reactor is a device used to initiate and control a fission nuclear chain reaction or nuclear fusion reactions. Nuclear reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in nuclear marine propulsion. Heat from nuclear fission is passed to a working fluid (water or gas), which in turn runs through steam turbines. These either drive a ship's propellers or turn electrical generators' shafts. Nuclear generated steam in principle can be used for industrial process heat or for district heating. Some reactors are used to produce isotopes for medical and industrial use, or for production of weapons-grade plutonium. As of 2022, the International Atomic Energy Agency reports there are 422 nuclear power reactors and 223 nuclear research reactors in operation around the world.In the early era of nuclear reactors (1940s), a reactor was known as a nuclear pile or atomic pile (so-called because the graphite moderator blocks of the first reactor to reach criticality were stacked in a pile).

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  1. atomic pile

    An atomic pile, also known as a nuclear reactor, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. It is used for many purposes, such as electricity generation, propulsion of ships, production of radionuclides for medicine and industry, research, and production of weapons-grade plutonium. The structure is typically filled with a suitable neutron moderator that slows down fast neutrons, making them more likely to be absorbed by the fissile atomic nuclei and trigger further fission.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atomic pile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atomic pile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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