(Received 8 June 2011; accepted 28 November 2011)
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The BR1 research reactor at SCK•CEN is characterized by a wide variety of irradiation possibilities, a large reactor core, and strong flexibility in its operation. A full MCNP model of BR1 has been recently developed in order to complement the results that can be obtained from activation dosimetry. After a general presentation of the reactor, this paper pays particular attention to its standard 235U(n,f) fast neutron field MARK III. This irradiation field is a useful tool for integral measurements and for detector calibrations. With the support of MCNP calculations, irradiations in MARK III can be directly referred to the pure 235U(n,f) fast neutron spectrum.
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