nuclear reactor

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.N04239
A device in which a self-sustaining @N04229@ @C00960@ can be maintained and controlled. The term is sometimes applied to a device in which a @N04231@ reaction can be produced and controlled.
Source:
PAC, 1982, 54, 1533. (Glossary of terms used in nuclear analytical chemistry (Provisional)) on page 1550 [Terms] [Paper]