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Re: rack power question

  • From: Leigh Porter
  • Date: Tue Mar 25 14:08:19 2008

Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> Brian Raaen wrote:
>> Russia (or the USSR at that time) used to use liquid graphite to cool
>> their nuclear reactors, even thought it was flammable.... of course
>> that was what they were using in Chernobyl. 
> This has diverged far enough that it's now off the topic of cooling.
> The  melting point of carbon however is 3800k...
> you can get it to ignite in graphite form at roughly half that.
The graphite was used as a moderator not as a coolant.