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The MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (MIT-NRL) is a university
laboratory that conducts interdisciplinary research in the areas of advanced
fuel and materials for nuclear energy systems, nuclear science, nuclear medicine,
and radiation science and technology. The 6 MW MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
(MITR) is equipped with experimental facilities available to users both within
and outside MIT. We also provide technical assistance for research projects
for high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, university
researchers and faculty members, and national laboratory users.
was selected as the leading laboratory of the New England Consortium in DOE's
Innovations in Nuclear Infrastructure and Education (INIE) program. With
the INIE funding, research is ongoing to support advanced nuclear energy
systems and materials which are essential to both the GenIV reactors and
the Next Generation Nuclear Plants (NGNP). In addition, a national user center
has been formed for
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
(BNCT) research which provides access to MITR's high quality thermal and
epi-thermal neutron irradiation facilities.
As a partner
in the Battelle Energy Alliance which now operates the newly formed
Idaho National Laboratory
(INL), we are seeking to establish a preeminent university center for
research and education in the areas of fuel and materials research for advanced
nuclear systems fully integrated into the missions of the INL. Through our partnership with the Advanced Test Reactor National Science User facility (ATR-NSUF), researchers from U.S. universities, national labs and industry have the opportunities to compete for cost-free access to the MITR's experimental facilities. Request for proposal for FY09 is expected to be issued in late August.