Cadmium rods increase the reactor power when they go in, decrease when they go outward.True or false

Asked by tangocharliee | 10th Dec, 2009, 08:11: AM

Expert Answer:

Cadium is a good absorber of neutron, so cadmium rods are used as controlling rods to control the rate of fission. They are pushed inside to decrease the rate or fission or pulled out to increase the rate of fission.

Answered by  | 10th Dec, 2009, 04:05: PM

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