Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- A type of nuclear reactor that utilizes between 40 % and 70 % of its nuclear fuel and converts fertile nuclei to fissile nuclei faster than the rate of fission. Thus breeder reactors actually produce nuclear fuels.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.