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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSeminar on fission
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    StatePublished - Apr 2008
    EventSeminar on Fission VI - Oud-Turnhout
    Duration: 18 Sep 200721 Sep 2007


    ConferenceSeminar on Fission VI

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