Samuel Untermyer II
Samuel Untermyer II, (1912 - 2001) was a United States nuclear scientist who theorised that steam bubble formation in a nuclear reactor core would not produce unstable reactions but would instead result in an inherently stable and self-controlling reactor design. This was eventually responsible for the BORAX Experiments and in recognition of his fundamental development work on safe, water-cooled reactors the American Nuclear Society now has an award named after him for work in this field.
He was awarded the Newcomen Medal in 1980.
- Samuel Untermyer II Award page at American Nuclear Society
- "Boiling Water Reactor Simulator with Passive Safety Systems - IAEA" On page 14 there is a brief summary of Samuel Untermyer's work at Argonne National Laboratory on the BORAX experiments; PDF Size: 11 MB.
- Chapter on Untermyer and the BORAX experiments in the Idaho National Laboratory's history Proving the Principle.
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