|Facility Short Description:
||Is an open core pool-type nuclear research reactor, 1MW thermal power, light water cooled and moderated. It attained first criticality in 1961 and underwent significant refurbishment in the later 1980s. As a multi-purpose research facility the reactor offers a number of specialized experimental devices to internal and external users, including: a) Irradiation channels in the core grid with a well characterized neutron flux, up to 3E13 n/cm2/s and a system for present time-irradiations-up to one hour, followed by automatic transport and storage in shielded cells where irradiated samples can be safely handled, for radioisotope production and other purposes. b) Thermal column with a highly thermalized neutron flux, and facilities for extracting fast, epithermal and thermal neutron beams. c) Gamma irradiation chamber. d) Neutron tomography setup. e) Neutron scattering instruments.