or fast breeder reactor
[ fast-bree-der, fahst- ]
/ ˈfæstˈbri dər, ˈfɑst- /
a breeder reactor in which there is no moderator and fission is caused by high-energy neutrons.
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Science definitions for fast-breeder reactor
[ făst′brē′dər ]
A breeder reactor that uses high-speed neutrons to produce fissionable material. See also nuclear reactor.
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