A device in which a self-sustaining @N04229@ @C00960@ can be maintained and controlled. The term is sometimes applied to a device in which a @N04231@ reaction can be produced and controlled.
Source: PAC, 1982, 54, 1533. (Glossary of terms used in nuclear analytical chemistry (Provisional)) on page 1550 [Terms] [Paper]
Cite as: IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). Online version (2019-) created by S. J. Chalk. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.