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Title: Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is a large test reactor for providing the capability for studying the effects of intense neutron and gamma radiation on reactor materials and fuels. The ATR is a pressurized, light-water, high flux test reactor with a maximum operating power of 250 MWth. The INL also has several hot cells and other laboratories in which irradiated material can be examined to study material irradiation effects. In 2007 the US Department of Energy (DOE) designated the ATR as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) to facilitate greater access to the ATR and the associated INL laboratories for material testing research by a broader user community. This paper highlights the ATR NSUF research program and the associated educational initiatives.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1031669
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-11-22431
TRN: US1200152
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Conference on Engineering Education ,Belfast, Northern Ireland,08/21/2011,08/26/2011
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - NE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; EDUCATION; GAMMA RADIATION; HOT CELLS; INEEL; IRRADIATION; NEUTRONS; REACTOR MATERIALS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TEST REACTORS; TESTING Advanced Test Reactor; ATR NSUF