Answer to Question #7266 in Atomic and Nuclear Physics for Shahriar
A reactor in a typical nuclear power plant operates at full power (3600 MW) for 18 months and is then shutdown for refueling. Assume the reactor is shutdown by inserting a reactivity of 0.04. Assume the conversion ration is 1.0 Calculate the heat generated (a) immediately following shutdown, (b) 10 minutes after shutdown, (c) 1 hour after shutdown, (d) 1 day after shutdown.
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