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    Advanced Test Reactor Ntd Silicon Production Hardware

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    The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) is a 250-MWth materials testing and nuclear research facility operated for the United States Department of Energy (DOE) by EG&G Idaho, Inc. The unique capabilities of the ATR can be readily adapted via hardware to produce large quantities of large-diameter (20 cm plus) doped silicon crystals. Conservative estimates place the production eapability in excess of 15 metric tons per year. The proposed hardware is based upon a closed-loop, hydraulic-shuttle-tube system.


    Advanced Test Reactor, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, ingot irradiation (100 mm+), neutron transmutation doping, shuttle tube irradiation

    Author Information:

    Schell, MJ
    Design Engineering Supervisor, EG&G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls,

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32686S