The MITR core can accommodate three in-core irradiation facilities. The thermal and fast (>0.1 MeV) fluxes in the core region are up to 4 x 10
13 and 1 x 1014 n/cm2-s, respectively. These flux levels are comparable to a commercial Light Water Reactor (LWR). The approximate dimensions for each in-core facility are ~ 2” ID x 24” long.
The in-core irradiation facilities are suitable for advanced materials and fuel research.
A license amendment is approved by the NRC to perform in-core fuel irradiations as long as the fissile material mass in limited to 100 gm or less, provided that the fuel irradiation does not contain a forced circulation loop. The MITR is the first research reactor in the U.S. that is licensed to perform in-core fissile materials irradiation.
We have more than 15 years of experience in design and operating in-core experiment facilities. The experiments we can conduct at the MITR include, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Corrosion Testing Environmental Degradation Testing
- Nuclear Materials Irradiations / Low Dose Scoping Studies
- High Temperature Irradiations of Cladding and Structural Materials
- Small Aggregates Fuel Irradiations
- Advanced Materials and Instrumentation Development
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