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The High Flux Reactor (HFR) at Petten is one of the most powerful multipurpose research and test reactors in the world. Together with the Energy Research Foundation (ECN) hot cells at Petten, it has provided for three decades, and integral and full complement of irradiation and examination services. The HFR has 20 in-core and 12 poolside irradiation positions, plus 12 beam tubes. With a variety of dedicated irradiation devices, and with its long-standing experience in executing small and large irradiation projects, the HFR is particularly suited for fuel, materials and components testing for all reactor lines, including thermonuclear fusion reactors. In addition, processing with neutrons and gamma rays, neutron-based research and inspection services are employed by industry and research, such as activation analysis, boron neutron capture therapy, neutron radiography and neutron diffraction. Moreover, in recent years, HFRs mission has been broadened within the area of radioisotopes production, where, within a few years, the HFR has attained the European leadership in production volume.

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Authors: MARKGRAF J F W ET AL, JRC Petten (NL);BERGMANS H ET AL, Netherlands Energy Research Foundation, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : Topical Meeting on Research Facilities for the Future Energy, Bruxelles (BE); 4-6 June 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39919 ORA
Record Number: 199610928 / Last updated on: 1996-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en