A device in which a self-sustaining nuclear fissionchain reaction
can be maintained and controlled. The term is sometimes applied to a device in which
a nuclear fusion
reaction can be produced and controlled.
PAC, 1982, 54, 1533
(Glossary of terms used in nuclear analytical chemistry (Provisional))
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