Bringing a reactor from subcritical (offline) to supercritical is called a “pulse.” A reactor may produce around 4 megawats of power in its steady state mode, but during maximum pulse, the reactor can generate 35,000 megawatts. The pulse itself begins and ends in roughly 7 milliseconds. For that very short time, the reactor may produce 3 times the power of the United States’ largest reactor.

The pulse mode is also what operates in a nuclear weapon during the fraction of a second between releasing energy and exploding.

Caption
Post Info
Notes: 156
  1. kreuzaderny reblogged this from kim-jong-chill
  2. cocksquats reblogged this from kim-jong-chill
  3. squishy-ass-witch reblogged this from physicscaucie
  4. cybermen reblogged this from favorablehitler
  5. mostlynotaserialkiller reblogged this from aperture-inc
  6. vladimir-zharkov reblogged this from glenn-griffon and added:
    Nuclear energy makes me steamy
  7. ckxtaf reblogged this from deloreandudetommy
  8. glenn-griffon reblogged this from aradian
  9. angelicreaper25 reblogged this from deloreandudetommy
  10. astralheights reblogged this from aperture-inc
  11. littledumelife reblogged this from physicscaucie
  12. darkness1000 reblogged this from aperture-inc
  13. pointlessdesireandvulgarity reblogged this from plausocks
  14. nephrastar reblogged this from aperture-inc
  15. psdkfz reblogged this from aperture-inc
  16. reliablepathfinder reblogged this from plausocks
  17. favorablehitler reblogged this from aperture-inc
  18. creeperpuncher reblogged this from aperture-inc
  19. deloreandudetommy reblogged this from aperture-inc
  20. aradian reblogged this from plausocks
  21. tfotforlife reblogged this from aperture-inc
  22. brandon15811 reblogged this from aperture-inc
  23. plausocks reblogged this from aperture-inc
  24. thekelvsters reblogged this from aperture-inc
  25. plavskyparticle reblogged this from aperture-inc
  26. aperture-inc reblogged this from theuniverseatlarge
  27. dra90nr1d3r reblogged this from physicscaucie
  28. praise-dewey reblogged this from physicscaucie
  29. ourplaceonthisearth reblogged this from physicscaucie
  30. theuniverseatlarge reblogged this from physicscaucie
  31. dragonium119 reblogged this from physicscaucie
  32. physicscaucie reblogged this from themagnificentunknown
  33. themagnificentunknown reblogged this from kim-jong-chill and added:
    dat looks awesome!