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What's inside a nuclear reactor?

Published: 08th August, 2011 at 00:00
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Daniel Bennett from Focus magazine visited the world's leading neutron research centre, the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) nuclear reactor in France.

At the reactor, neutrons are slowed down to an observable speed and stored in huge 'bottles' for numerous experiments.

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Daniel BennettEditor, BBC Science Focus

Daniel Bennett is the Editor of BBC Science Focus. He is an award-winning journalist who’s been reporting on science and technology for over a decade, writing about the science of serials killers, sandwiches, supernovae and almost everything in between.

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