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The National Bureau of Standards Reactor at the NIST Center for Neutron Research

Published

Author(s)

Thomas Newton, Daniel J. Flynn, Robert Williams

Abstract

The National Bureau of Standards Reactor at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is a 20 MW reactor using 93% enriched UO2 plate-type fuel with D2O coolant, moderator, and reflector, and is used for a variety of neutron science applications. 23 of the 29 neutron scattering instruments at NCNR use neutrons from two liquid hydrogen cold sources installed near the reactor core.
Citation
Encylopedia of Nuclear Energy
Volume
4

Keywords

Cold neutrons, D2O reactors, High-performance reactors, NBSR, NCNR, NIST, Neutron Researc, Neutron Scattering, research reactors

Citation

Newton, T. , Flynn, D. and Williams, R. (2020), The National Bureau of Standards Reactor at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, Encylopedia of Nuclear Energy (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created October 5, 2020, Updated March 11, 2024