RADIATION EFFECTS EXPERIMENTS IN TEST REACTORS
The necessity to study the property changes of materials exposed to high levels of neutron irradiation has been recognized early in the history of nuclear power, and special test reactors were build all over the world in the 50's and 60's. Test or materials testing reactors traditionally fall into the category of medium and high flux research reactors occupying the class of 5 to 130 MW thermal power. The paper outlines major developments which have taken place over the last decades in this particular sector of the research reactor world, listing reactors and their special equipments. Examples and highlights from the field of so-called irradiation technology are cited. Trends and developments are finally analyzed in an attempt to predict the future of radiation effects experiments, particularly those that might be carried out at low to medium flux reactors.
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE USE & DEVELOPMENT OF LOW AND MEDIUM FLUX RESEARCH REACTORS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (USA), OCT. 17-19, 1983 - WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31167 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122029400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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