- Number 297 |
- October 12, 2009
Advanced Test Reactor User Facility chooses new projects
The ATR user facility selected its
crop of projects in 2008 and now has
12 current experiments.
Two new research teams have been selected to perform experiments with the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory. One of the new projects, led by Idaho State University, will evaluate neutron detectors and other instruments that monitor nuclear reactor cores. Drexel University will helm the other experiment, which will investigate the suitability of a new class of compounds—ternary carbides and nitrides—as building materials for structures deep within nuclear power plants. The user facility grants university-led scientific groups free access to the ATR—one of the world’s premier research reactors—and other resources at INL and affiliated institutions.
[Michael Wall, 208.526.0490,