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The High Flux Reactor in Petten is a light water cooled and moderated multi-purpose research reactor of the closed-tank in-pool type. It is operated with highly enriched uranium fuel at a power of 45 MW. It is used for nuclear energy related research (structural materials and fuel irradiations for LWRs, HTRs and FBRs, fusion materials irradiations). The beam tubes are used for nuclear physics as well as solid state and materials sciences. Radioisotope production on a large scale, processing of gemstones and silicon with neutrons, neutron radiography and activation analysis are actively pursued. A clinical facility for boron neutron capture therapy is being designed at one of the large cross section beam tubes. It is anticipated that the reactor will operate for at least a further decade. The exploitation pattern may undergo some changes, in response to the requirements of the supporting countries and the JRC programmes.

Additional information

Authors: AHLF J, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: First Meeting of the International Group on Research Reactors, Oak Ridge (US), Feb. 28 - March 2, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35270 ORA
Record Number: 199010842 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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