Re: Radioactive Debris

Neil Clifford (
Sun, 21 Jan 1996 16:36:59 +0000 (GMT)

Jeff Hunt scribbles:

|>Haven't heard any more how we might make use of them but that doesn't mean 
|>we won't use the design.  Hopefully, others will contribute to this topic.

Hazy recollections: Perhaps this (that to which you refer) is the
'Topaz' type reactor. I recall that they caused problems with various
astronomical satellites - possibly they resulted in false counts in
various gamma ray experiments and the like;  it might be one reason for
the lack of enthusiasm concerning their continued use. There was an
interesting article on this somewhere which I could try and dig out (in
exactly which publication and when is also hazy).


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