Accession Number : ADA103145
Title : Reactor Facility, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Descriptive Note : Technical Rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Sholtis, Jr , J A ; Moore, M L
Report Date : May 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 12
Abstract : The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) reactor is a TRIGA (Training, Research, and Isotope Production General Atomics Reactor) Mark- F pool-type thermal research reactor, capable of both pulsed and steady-state operation at a variety of locations in the pool. Designed and built by General Atomics, it first achieved criticality in 1962 with aluminum-clad fuel. In 1965, stainless-steel-clad fuel was installed and is still in use today. The AFRRI reactor serves as a mixed neutron and gamma source for Department of Defense radiation research. Although most of this research involves radiobiology including radioisotope production, the AFRRI reactor has also been used in support of Federal criminal investigations, studies of transient radiation effects on electronics, and artifact analysis.
Descriptors : *MILITARY RESEARCH , *RESEARCH REACTORS , *THERMAL REACTORS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GAMMA RAYS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES , RADIOBIOLOGY , REACTOR CORES , REACTOR FUEL CLADDING , RESEARCH FACILITIES , THERMAL NEUTRONS , TRANSIENT RADIATION EFFECTS
Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(non-power)
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE