If you play Minecraft and know about the modification called "Industrial Craft", then you are most likely familiar with the problem of a terrible lack of energy. Almost all interesting mechanisms that you can build using this mod consume energy. Therefore, you definitely need to know how to develop it at the same time, so that there is always enough of it. There are several sources of energy - you can even get it from coal by burning it in a furnace. But at the same time, you must understand that a very small amount of energy will be obtained. Therefore, you need to look for the best sources. You can get the most energy using a nuclear reactor. The scheme for it can be different depending on what exactly you want to aim for - efficiency or productivity.
It is very difficult to collect a large amount of uranium in Minecraft. Accordingly, it will not be easy for you to build a full-fledged nuclear reactor, the design of which would be designed for low fuel consumption athigh energy return. However, do not despair - it is still possible, there is a certain set of schemes that will help you achieve your goal. The most important thing in any scheme is the use of a quadruple uranium rod, which will allow you to maximize power production from a small amount of uranium, as well as high-quality reflectors, which will reduce fuel consumption. Thus, you can build an efficient nuclear reactor - the scheme for it may differ.
Scheme of a uranium rod reactor
So, for starters, it is worth considering a nuclear reactor, the scheme of which is based on the use of a quad uranium rod. To get started, you will need to get it, as well as those same iridium reflectors that will allow you to get the most fuel from one rod. It is best to use four pieces - this is how maximum efficiency is achieved. It is also necessary to equip your reactor with advanced heat exchangers in the amount of 13 pieces. They will constantly try to equalize the temperature of the surrounding elements and themselves, thereby cooling the case. And, of course, you can't do without overclocked and component heat sinks - the first will need as many as 26 pieces, and the second will be enough for ten. At the same time, overclocked heat sinks lower the temperature of themselves and the case, while component heat sinks lower the temperature of all the elements around them, and they themselves do not heat up at all. If we consider the schemes of the nuclear reactor IC2 Experimental, thenthis one is the most efficient. However, you can also use another option, replacing the uranium rod with MOX.
Scheme of the MOX reactor
If you are creating a nuclear reactor in Minecraft, the schemes can be very diverse, but if you are aiming for maximum efficiency, then you do not need to choose among many - it is better to use the one that was described above, or use this one, in which the main element is the MOX rod. In this case, you can refuse heat exchangers, using exclusively heat sinks, only this time there should be the most component ones - 22, 12 overclocked will be enough, and a new type will be added - reactor heat sink. It cools both itself and the case - you will need to install three of these. Such a reactor will require a little more fuel, but it will provide much more energy. This is how you can create a full-fledged nuclear reactor. Schemes (1.6.4), however, are not limited to efficiency - you can also focus on performance.
Each reactor consumes a certain amount of fuel and produces a certain amount of energy. As you already understood, the scheme of a nuclear reactor in Industrial Craft can be designed in such a way that it will consume little fuel, but still produce enough energy. But what if you have enough uranium and you don't spare it forenergy production? Then you can make sure that you have a reactor that will produce very, very much energy. Naturally, in this case, you also need to build your design not at random, but think through everything in great detail so that fuel consumption is as reasonable as possible when producing a large amount of energy. The schemes for a nuclear reactor in Minecraft in this case may also differ, so we need to consider two main ones.
Productivity using uranium rods
If only one piece of uranium or MOX rods were used in efficient nuclear reactor circuits, then in this case it is assumed that you have a large supply of fuel. So a productive reactor will require from you 36 uranium quad rods, as well as 18 320K coolers. The reactor will burn uranium for energy, but the cooler will protect it from an explosion. Accordingly, you need to constantly monitor the reactor - the cycle with this scheme lasts 520 seconds, and if you do not replace the coolers during this time, the reactor will explode.
Performance and MOX rods
Actually speaking, in this case absolutely nothing changes - you need to install the same number of rods and the same number of coolers. The cycle is also 520 seconds, so always be in control. Remember that if you produce a lot of energy, there is always a danger that the reactor will explode, so keep a close eye on it.