STP850: A New Silicon Irradiation Facility in the Pluto Mtr at Harwell

    Baxter, J
    Research Reactors DivisionMaterials Physics Division, UKAEA, AERE, Harwell, Oxfordshire,

    Crick, NW
    Research Reactors DivisionMaterials Physics Division, UKAEA, AERE, Harwell, Oxfordshire,

    Pages: 10    Published: Jan 1984


    Abstract

    The full use of the existing silicon irradiation facilities in the Harwell Material — Testing reactors over the last three years has encouraged the installation and commissioning of a new irradiation facility in the PLUTO reactor. This paper includes a description of the facility which uses a horizontal hole positioned tangentially to the reactor core. Included are some details of nuclear parameters and the mode of operation. It is conservatively estimated that the facility in full-time operation has a capacity in excess of 20 tonnes per annum.

    Keywords:

    Harwell MTR's, Silicon Irradiations, New Facility Horizontal Hole, Nuclear Parameters, Total Capacity


    Paper ID: STP32683S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32683S


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