Advanced Fuels and materials irradiation, water-cooled, Be-moderated test reactor. Highest thermal and fast fluxes in the United States.
NAA (2 PTS systems: 1) flux = 4E+14nv, Cd-ratio = 35, 2) flux = 4e13nv, Cd-ratio = 250, delayed neutron counting) Highest neutron flux, Cf-252 production, cold source installed in 2007. Runs at 85 MW power for most of the cycle except when they operate at 10% power for several hours for beam room RCT surveys, particularly after changing shielding configurations around the beamlines. During that time, they may also perform capsule irradiations in the hydraulic or pneumatic facilities.
hot cells, isotope processing, Irrad Fuels Exam Lab. IMET
The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's only designated nuclear energy user facility. Through peer-reviewed proposal processes, the NSUF provides researchers access to neutron, ion, and gamma irradiations, post-irradiation examination and beamline capabilities at Idaho National Laboratory and a diverse mix of university, national laboratory and industry partner institutions.