The BR1 reactor: a versatile tool for fission experiments

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The BR1 reactor located at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN in Mol, Belgium, is a research reactor with a variety of irradiation possibilities. Thanks to its large reactor core, its flexible operation and its different irradiation facilities, this reactor is particularly suited for in-core and ex-core neutron physics experiments. This paper starts with a general description of the BR1 reactor, giving special emphasis to the available irradiation possibilities. Then a brief overview of some distinguishing fission experiments that have been performed in the past will be given. Finally two ongoing experimental campaigns related to fission will be presented.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeminar on fission
Place of PublicationSingapore
Pages223-229
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
EventSeminar on Fission VI - Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
Duration: 18 Sep 200721 Sep 2007

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ConferenceSeminar on Fission VI
CountryBelgium
CityOud-Turnhout
Period2007-09-182007-09-21

Keywords

  • BR1, reactor, neutron, fission

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