Definition of Control rod

1. Noun. A steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction.

Group relationships: Nuclear Reactor, Reactor
Generic synonyms: Rod

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Control Rod

control grid
control group
control joint
control key
control keys
control limit
control mechanism
control mechanisms
control operation
control order
control orders
control panel
control panels
control plot
control release suture
control rod (current term)
control room
control rooms
control stick
control stock
control surface
control surfaces
control syringe
control system
control theory
control tower
control verb
control verbs

Literary usage of Control rod

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physics of Plutonium Recycling: A Report by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1995)
"For CASMO-users we have also appended the corresponding "CRD-card" for this control rod. Participants using CASMO may feel free to check this. ..."

2. Basic Studies in the Field of High-Temperature Engineering: Second by Nea, Nihon Genshiryoku Kenkyūjo, Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"of full core (5 m3) under helium atmosphere and core temperature of 20°C, 120°C and 250°C respectively, without any control rod being inserted. ..."

3. Nuclear Production of Hydrogen: First Information Exchange Meeting, Paris by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"The coolant flow control B4C rod is used as the primary control rod (PCR) for reactor operation, and the gas drive B4C rod is used for the back-up control ..."

4. Motor Vehicle Engineering: The Chassis by Ethelbert Favary (1922)
"Carburetor control shaft bracket screw ' Carburetor control rod. Carburetor control rod nuts. Carburetor control rod ball joints. ..."

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