Nuclear Reactor Program (PULSTAR)

North Carolina State University, North Carolina



Institution
North Carolina State University
Name
Nuclear Reactor Program (PULSTAR)
Building
Burlington Laboratory
Reactor
Secondary Type
Post Irradiation Examination
Tertiary Type
Neutron Beam
Core Functions
Research, education, and service work. The reactor has a positron intense beam facility, neutron powder diffraction facility, neutron imaging facility, ultra-cold neutron source capabilities, in addition to thermal neutron irradiation for materials and instrumentation testing.
Unique Functions
Positron intense beam facility, neutron powder diffraction facility, neutron imaging facility, ultra-cold neutron source
Hotwork Facilities
Modular hot cells to be added in 2020.
Support Equipment
radiological counting labs
Radiological Limit
<100mr/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
alpha/beta/gamma
Sample Encapsulation
poly-ethylene, quartz, aluminum capsules
Atmosphere
inert gas, air
Commissioning Date
1972
Recent Upgrade
2016
RAM License
NRC/NC
License End Date
2017
Docket Number
50297
User Facility
Yes
GAIN Partner
No
NSUF Partner
Yes
NE Use Percentage
No NE Use Percentage Defined
Utilization Hours
5500 hours/year
Number Of Users
30
Number Of Staff
12
Point Of Contact
Ayman Hawari
Website URL
https://www.ne.ncsu.edu/nrp/
User Org URL
https://www.ne.ncsu.edu/nrp/user-guide/
Date Of Data
June 19, 2019
User Guide
NCSU User Guide 5-11-2015.pdf
Image
NCSU_control_room.PNG