Will heavy nitrogen become a widely used fission reactor coolant?

Heavy nitrogen has the potential to become as important to the future of atomic fission power system development as heavy water has been up until now. That’s a bold statement, so let me explain why I believe it’s true. Are any nitrogen cooled reactors being used today? One nuclear fission power system – the US Army’s “reactor in a box” the ML-1 – is known to ...read more