Research Reactor Details - IIN-3M, FOTON

Country Uzbekistan, Republic of
Facility Name IIN-3M, FOTON
Facility Number UZ-0002
Last Updated 2010/06/21

General Data
Owner  JSV "FOTON"
Operator  JSV "FOTON"
Licensing  No 0062 of 02.28.2007
Construction Date  1975/01/01
Criticality Date  1975/01/01
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost
Annual Cost USD 70,000
Total Staff 7
No of Operators 3

Technical Data
Reactor Type HOMOG PUL
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 20.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 1.0E11-1.0E14
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s) 1.0E14-3.0E14
Natural Convection Cooling
Forced Cooling water jacket
Core Cooling Velocity (Nominal)
Core Cooling Velocity (Emergency)
Reflector Number of Sides
Control Rods Material B4C
Control Rods number 4 control, 1 ignition

Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Horizontal Use Radiation testing of semiconductor and other devices
Vertical Channels 3
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.0E14
Vertical Use
Core Irradiation Facilities 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.0E14
Reflector Irradiation Facilities
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use

Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material
Enrichment Supplier
Equilibrium Core Size 15 cm
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element
Dimensions of Rods, mm
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material
Cladding Thickness, mm
Fuel Material
Fuel Thickness, mm
Uranium Density, g/cm3
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator

Hours per Day  
Days per Week  
Weeks per Year  
MW Days per Year  
Materials/fuel test experiments  NO
Isotope Production  NO
Neutron Scattering  NO
Neutron Radiography  NO
Neutron capture therapy  NO
Activation Analysis  N/A
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  N/A
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  NO
    Training  NO
    Other Uses  Testing of electronics and other components for radiation resistance.

    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  HOMOG  PUL   20.00  1975/01/01  1975/01/01   35     5