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A Nuclear Reactor Has Half the Length of All Its Control Rods Inserted in Graphite. What Must Be Done So that the Reactor Produces More Heat? Explain Your Answer. Answer 50: - Science

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A nuclear reactor has half the length of all its control rods inserted in graphite. What must be done so that the reactor produces more heat? Explain your answer.

Solution

The control rods should be withdrawn a little more from the inside of the nuclear reactor to increase the rate of the nuclear fission reaction and produce more heat.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Physics for Class 10 (2018 (Latest))
Chapter 3: Sources of Energy
Q: 50 | Page no. 159
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A Nuclear Reactor Has Half the Length of All Its Control Rods Inserted in Graphite. What Must Be Done So that the Reactor Produces More Heat? Explain Your Answer. Answer 50: Concept: Alternative or Non-conventional Sources of Energy - Nuclear Energy.
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