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Fuel temperature coefficient of reactivity The term 'Fuel temperature coefficient of reactivity' as it applies to the area of nuclear science can be defined as ' The change in reactivity per degree of change in the temperature of nuclear fuel. The physical property of fuel pellet material (uranium-238) that causes the uranium to absorb more neutrons away from the fission process as fuel pellet temperature increases. This acts to stabilize power reactor operations. This coefficient is also known as the Doppler coefficient. '.
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