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United States Patent Application

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A mobile heat pipe cooled fast nuclear reactor may be configured for transportation to remote locations and may be able to provide 0.5 to 2 megawatts of power. The mobile heat pipe cooled fast reactor may contain a plurality of heat pipes that are proximate to a plurality of fuel pins inside the reactor. The plurality of heat pipes may extend out of the reactor. The reactor may be configured to be placed in a standard shipping container, and may further be configured to be contained within a cask and attached to a skid for easier transportation.
MCCLURE, Patrick Ray (Los Alamos, NM), DIXON, David Duff (Elder, SD), POSTON, David Irvin (Los Alamos, NM), KAPERNICK, Richard J. (Los Alamos, NM), REID, Robert Stowers (Los Alamos, NM), DASARI, Venkateswara Rao (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security , LLC (Los Alamos NM)
14/ 773,405
April 15, 2014
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.