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By E. Clayton
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01 WEIGHT OF WATER WEIGHT OF DRY COMPOUND 235 Figure 74. Computed Critical Volume as Water is Added to 30/70 PuO2/ U02 at 7 g/cm' 40 2. The Reduction in Mass of the Sphere . L- The next reduction in critical addition of water 15) serves mass that to oxide lines show the increase sity of the mixed oxides. at reduced possible the reduced density oxides with The Paradox of the Infinite The following that, will to those there size The effect was first in detail additional the critical saturation because it will in the previous in critical can actually of demonstrates be directly examples; mass with op- not only added scatterers, be increased.
Anomalies of Nuclear Criticality by E. Clayton