THE EURACOS IRRADIATION FACILITY
The EURACOS device (Enriched URAnium COnverter Source) is an irradiation installation specially constructed for studies of neutron and gamma ray penetration in shielding models to provide experimental results for the validation of material characteristics (cross sections) and computer codes. The intensity and the dimensions of the neutron source and the irradiation chamber are such that even large models can be irradiated. After a first operating cycle at the JRC Ispra the installation was transferred to Pavia following the closure of the Ispra I reactor in 1973. EURACOS II is now situated in front of the thermal column of the LENA reactor of the University of Pavia. This swimming pool reactor is of the 250 kW TRIGA MARK II type.
Bibliographic Reference: RESTRICTED SPECIALIST'S MEETING ON SHIELDING BENCHMARKS, PARIS (FRANCE), SEPT. 10-11, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31805 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123020000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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