The High Flux Reactor Petten, characteristics and utilization
Operation and exploitation of the HFR forms part of the JRC's multi-annual research programmes. The main proportion of the funding comes from a "supplementary programme" shared by The Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany. A smaller but still important share comes from the "specific programmes" of the JRC on fusion, actinides and advanced fuels. In addition, a target is set for third party contract earnings. Under a co-operation agreement between JRC and CIEMAT, Spanish institutions may use the HFR in the future. The irradiation capacity of the HFR is utilised to a high degree. The largest share is still related to materials technology for fission reactors and future fusion machines. The beam tubes are used mainly for nuclear physics, as well as for solid state physics and materials sciences. Radioisotope production, processing of materials (for instance doping of silicon with neutrons), neutron radiography and activation analysis are actively pursued and offered successfully to commercial customers. Design of a clinical facility for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy and related research is in progress. The facility, to be installed at one of the large cross-section beam tubes, will become the principal research tool in the field in Europe.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: XVI Reunion Annual, Oviedo (ES), Oct. 17-19, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35590 ORA
Record Number: 199011648 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
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