test reactor

test reactor

[′test rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor designed to test the behavior of materials and components under the neutron and gamma fluxes and temperature conditions of an operating reactor.
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After working at the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at DOEs Idaho National Laboratory from 1988 to 2006, Garza joined DOE as a federal facility representative at the ATR.
The Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) in Caithness was the country's first operational reactor in 1958.
The country is now planning a more advanced fusion energy test reactor, as well.
A group of scientists and engineers at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) is about to publish a conceptual design paper of a small fusion pilot plant, using high temperature superconducting magnets, that would produce 270 Megawatts of electricity in a tokamak with a major radius about half the size of ITER, the fusion engineering test reactor currently under construction in France.
And the total bill for managing the low-level radioactive waste from the site - once the centre of Britain's fast breeder nuclear test reactor programme - is expected to hit PS110million.
ALEX Salmond has demanded an apology from David Cameron for failing to tell Scottish ministers about a radiation problem at a nuclear submarine test reactor.
Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Vernon Coaker questioned the delay in telling Parliament that HMS Vanguard was to have its reactor refuelled at a cost of PS120m, after a test reactor operating in Scotland was found to have an internal leak of radiation.
Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site by removing a 1,082-ton nuclear test reactor from the 300 Area.
By the mid-1950s, scientists had turned their attention to using the reactors in nuclear power stations and had built a test reactor that ran from 1965 to 1969, generating 8MWth.
An experimental plant opened in 1977 and served largely as a test reactor for materials and fuels to be used in the future.
Japan has the high temperature engineering test reactor (HTTR), which is an operational, engineering-scale prototype of the MHR.
We have expressed our concerns at the appropriate place, citing previous illegal exchanges of nuclear technology," said Chavan, while talking to the media persons on the sidelines of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Fast Breeder Test Reactor and Radiometallurgy Laboratory at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

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