Development of a multipurpose rig for material irradiation tests in BR2

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A generic rig with a large range of possible irradiation conditions has been successfully developed for the BR2 material test reactor at SCK CEN. The rig contains five capsules in which active temperature control up to ∼300 °C is possible, and irradiation temperature and neutron dose can be chosen independently in each capsule. Each capsule can be lifted out of the core region of BR2 even during the operation of BR2 when the dose for the capsule reached the requested value. This results in material irradiation experimental data for which the irradiation dose is the only single parameter.


Original languageEnglish
Article number153742
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2022


  • Material irradiation, Research reactor, Irradiation rig

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