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Water Boiler Reactor

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An Alternative Reactor
Betting Against Fermi
Reactor Goes Critical
Counting Neutrons
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Quick Fact:
The Water Boiler reactor, built at Los Alamos over the winter of 1943–44, was the world’s first homogeneous liquid-fuel reactor. Just like any nuclear reactor, the Water Boiler reactor initiated, moderated, and controlled a nuclear chain reaction.