• 4 Responses to “When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes”

    1. Cherenkov radiation
      March 1, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      That’s the blue light! Pulse, pulse, 2E17 fissions, pulse, pulse, kiss.

    2. Control Rods Fun Facts
      March 2, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Cherenkov radiation can be generated in the eye by charged particles hitting the vitreous humour, giving the impression of flashes, as in ‘cosmic ray visual phenomena’ and possibly some observations of ‘criticality accidents’.

    3. Control Rods Design
      March 3, 2018 at 4:48 am

      Mechanical design of control rod assemblies comes in two common forms: cluster and cruciform. The cluster design is based on the realization that a single, large control rod in the nuclear reactor would create very nonuniform temperature and fission dynamics. By instead using a large number of evenly spaced, smaller control rods, uniform densities of neutrons and fissions can be achieved. Relatively thin rods, approximately the size of the fissile fuel rods, are attached on one end by a metal bracket (called a spider). A typical power reactor might contain 50 such clusters with 20 rods each. Cruciform control rods approach the uniformity issue by instead using a crossed, double-blade design (i.e. an extrusion from a cross). This crossed blade structure provides good mechanical integrity, and can be fit into gaps between square sections of control rods. Like the cluster design, cruciform rods are also common in power reactors.

    4. Ha ha.
      March 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Two comments that are copied and pasted nearly verbatim and show a misunderstanding of the subjects they intend to broach? Mmm mmm, break me off a piece of that.

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