pulsing a TRIGA
just another day at the office!
you can hear me in the background laughing at the poor dude standing next to me who jumped about 2 feet when we fired the transient rod out. the rest of my conversation was "That is so cool. It's no wonder why i like my job."
edit for you navy nuke types out there, a brief explanation of what $1.60 means. $1.00 of reactivity is B(bar)eff, or at $1.00 of reactivity, the reactor is exactly prompt critical. so we instantaneously add 1.6 the amount of reactivity to take the reactor prompt critical. cool thing about trigas. they were designed to be operated by a bunch of college undergrads at midnight sunday night after a long weekend of partying and cramming for finals. almost bullet proof