chain reactor


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Synonyms for chain reactor

a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy

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Fermi, Zinn and their associates started the work at Columbia University to determine operationally possible designs of a uranium chain reactor.
Compton, was placed in charge of this phase of the work, under the Office of Scientific Research and Development, and it was decided that the chain reactor program should be concentrated at the University of Chicago.