Capsule Irradiation Test Facility
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Capsule Irradiation Test Facility

  • The national research and development program on nuclear reactors and nuclear fuel cycle technology requires numerous in-pile tests in HANARO. Extensive efforts have been made to establish the design and manufacturing technology for irradiation facilities. Since HANARO is one of the world’s most powerful multipurpose research reactors, this reactor provides a variety of irradiation tests that benefit from the exceptionally high neutron flux available. Now, capsules have The main activities of the capsule development and utilization programs are focused on the in-reactor material tests, new and advanced fuel research and development, safety-related research and development for nuclear reactor materials and components, and basic research. been developed and are being utilized for the irradiation test of materials and nuclear fuels in HANARO, and the advanced capsules for the research of the irradiation features of creep and fatigue have been developed. Also, in order to study the high burn-up nuclear fuel in HANARO, re-instrumentation and re-irradiation technology is under development.

    Capsule Irradiation Test Facility