Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reactor (MITR)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts



Institution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Name
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reactor (MITR)
Building
Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
Reactor
Secondary Type
Hot Cells
Tertiary Type
Post Irradiation Examination
Core Functions
Thermal and fast neutron irradiation of nuclear fuels and materials experiments. Gamma irradiation using spent fuel. In-core flow loops at LWR conditions. High temp gas reactor materials loop up to 1600C
Unique Functions
epithermal BNCT, in-core flow loops at LWR conditions, high temp gas reactor materials loop up to 1600C
Hotwork Facilities
hot cells & hot sample prep, full containment building
Support Equipment
EMs for RAM
Radiological Limit
<100mr/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
alpha/beta/gamma
Sample Encapsulation
can have 100g U-235 equiv samples with double encapsulation.
Atmosphere
air/water
Commissioning Date
1958
Recent Upgrade
2016
RAM License
NRC/MA
License End Date
2030
Docket Number
50020
User Facility
Yes
GAIN Partner
No
NSUF Partner
Yes
NE Use Percentage
No NE Use Percentage Defined
Utilization Hours
4000
Number Of Users
No Number Of Users Defined
Number Of Staff
36
Point Of Contact
Gordon Kohse
Website URL
http://nrl.mit.edu/
Scheduling URL
http://nrl.mit.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Schedule2017.pdf
User Org URL
nsuf.inl.gov
Proposal URL
nsuf.inl.gov
Date Of Data
October 20, 2015
User Guide
MITR_UserGuide(2012).pdf
Image
MITR_Photo.PNG