Samuel Untermyer II

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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.

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