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1 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA

2 Prater’s Atominstitut Triga Reactor The reactor is a 250 kWth Triga reactor aimed at science and training, It can achieve pulses one thousand time more powerful although its main operating mode is at constant power, It has been operating since 1962 It participates in many international programs including education, science,...

3 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Professor Helmut Boeck welcomes us!

4 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA And starts immediately with preliminary explanations.

5 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA It is always useful to give a first overview...

6 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA... Particularly for such a group!

7 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The explanations are detailed, but... Let’s go!

8 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA On top of the reactor, left on operation specially for us (Many thanks!)

9 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA A glance at the pool!...

10 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Listening to Helmut’s explanations is even more interesting!

11 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The power and safety control rods

12 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Too many things ot look at?

13 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The pool and some scanning experimental equipments

14 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Showing us the fuel elements... (each worth Euros)

15 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Helmut shows us some students experiments (Direct irradiation down the rope!)

16 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Always with enthusiastic explanations

17 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Giving us plenty of details

18 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Answering the questions,...

19 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Hands on demonstration!

20 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The Cerenkov effect (Bremsstrahlung)

21 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Same with a long exposure (which shows clearly the fuel pattern)

22 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA We are also getting explanations about the technical details of the scanning experiment

23 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Which results are kindly shown to us by the physicist in charge of the experiment

24 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The reactor pool after shut down

25 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA At the control room...

26 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Again with plenty of explanations!

27 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The reactor “reports”, very similar to those used at power plants by the IAEA safeguards inspectors

28 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Full attention is given to Professor Helmut Boeck

29 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The fuel pattern at the reactor

30 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA At the bottom of the reactor, some more details!

31 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The experimental activities are also related to the beams generated

32 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA How to measure samples automatically, a cost effective solution developed at Prater’s reactor

33 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Outer view of the reactor

34 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Closer look at it!

35 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Some more questions!

36 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA IAEA surveillance equipment. The reactor is also a very good training opportunity for the IAEA.

37 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA High-tech beam experiment being set-up.

38 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The reactor is very close to the neighbourhood...

39 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Environmental potential impacts are continuously monitored

40 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The reactor cooling devices pipes

41 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA A chance to look at everything!

42 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Application of irradiations out of the main stream

43 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Full attention is devoted to the extensive knowledge sharing

44 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Common radioactive material includes old Austrian style oven bricks

45 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA A nice collection!

46 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA The group at whole

47 Atominstitut’s Prater Reactor – January 27 th 2011 A visit offered by the OeKTG and SFEN-GTA Many thanks to Professor Helmut Boeck for this wonderful visit! Many thanks to all the participants!

48 Some useful links The Reactor: The University:http://www.tuwien.ac.at/http://www.tuwien.ac.at/ The OeKTG: The SFEN-GTA:http://sfen.srweb.orghttp://sfen.srweb.org The SFEN:http://www.sfen.frhttp://www.sfen.fr


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