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The high flux reactor (HFR) in Petten, The Netherlands is embedded into the infrastructure of a large nuclear research centre and has an availability of more than 250 days of operation per year, with a large number of irradiation positions with neutron fluence rates of up to 7E18 m{-2}s{-1}. A variety of dedicated irradiation devices have been developed based on longstanding experience for in-situ tritium release experiments. The HFR Petten is particularly suited for in-pile testing of tritium breeding materials and neutron multiplier materials in both capsules and submodules for ITER and DEMO blanket concepts. Post-irradiation examinations are being performed on-site at ECN's hot cell laboratories.

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Authors: CONRAD R, JRC Petten (NL);VAN DER LAAN J, Netherlands Energy Foundation ECN, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 19th SOFT, Lisbon (PT), September 16-20, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40253 ORA
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