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Project Report

INVAP's Research Reactor Designs

Table 1

Comparison of different facilities.

FacilityPowerCore modificationExperimental capabilityUtilization

Sub-critical0Very easy. ManuallyVery flexibleTraining and education
Critical<1 WVery easy. ManuallyVery flexibleTraining and education nucleonic measurements
Low power<100 kWEasy under waterVery flexibleNAA, low-scale RI production.
Medium power<10 MWEasy under water Some verificationFlexible/production facilityNAA, NTD, several RI production, beams.
High power≥10 MWFixed core or it requires detailed verificationProduction facilityNAA, NTD, RI, high performance beams, material irradiation, loops

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