high-flux isotope reactor
high-flux isotope reactor[hī ‚fləks ¦ī·sə‚tōp rē‚ak·tər]
A thermal research reactor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, used mainly in the production of elements with atomic numbers greater than that of plutonium. Abbreviated HFIR.
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