Neutron reflector

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A neutron reflector is a nuclear reactor component that passively increases the efficiency (EU and heat output) of any adjacent fuel rod(s).

Recipe

There are three types of reflector, each used to craft the next. The Grid Iridium Neutron Reflector.png Iridium Neutron Reflector can be crafted two ways (horizontal or vertical, as shown).

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Grid Coal Dust.png
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Grid Neutron Reflector.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Neutron Reflector.png
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Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Thick Neutron Reflector.png
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Grid Dense Copper Plate.png
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Grid Iridium Plate.png
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Grid Dense Copper Plate.png
Grid Thick Neutron Reflector.png
Grid Iridium Neutron Reflector.png
Grid Thick Neutron Reflector.png
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Grid Dense Copper Plate.png
Grid Iridium Plate.png
Grid Dense Copper Plate.png
Grid Thick Neutron Reflector.png
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Grid Iridium Neutron Reflector.png

Uses

Neutron reflectors are used to reflect neutron pulses, making adjacent fuel rods more efficient. They do not provide any output on their own.

For example, take these two setups: [Grid Fuel Rod (Uranium).pngGrid Neutron Reflector.png] vs. [Grid Fuel Rod (Uranium).pngGrid Fuel Rod (Uranium).png]

In the first setup, the fuel rod produces the same output (10 EU/t, 12 heat) as each of the rods in the second - which combined would produce 20 EU/t and 24 heat, like a Grid Dual Fuel Rod (Uranium).png Dual Fuel Rod (Uranium) would in isolation. All three of the fuel rods above are receiving a neutron pulse; the first rod from itself via the reflector, the other two rods from each other.

Every reflected neutron pulse reduces a reflector's durability by 1. Dual and quad fuel rods (which give off multiple pulses) reduce durability by 2 or 4, accordingly.

  • This reflector loses 16 durability per reactor tick:
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Grid Quad Fuel Rod (Uranium).png Grid Thick Neutron Reflector.png Grid Quad Fuel Rod (Uranium).png
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The reflectors all operate the same as far as reflecting pulses; the difference lies in their durability.