Medical Irradiation Facilities

Two facilities are available. One is located in the basement and uses a neutron beam from the reactor core. The other, located on the reactor floor, utilizes a beam produced by a fission converter driven by neutrons from the core. The epithermal beam from the fission converter is the highest intensity beam available in the world. The basement facility’s beam may be either thermal or epithermal depending on the filters that are used.

Both facilities are available to support research in the medical use of neutrons in cancer or other therapies.