Research Reactor Details - AGN 211 P


Country Switzerland (Swiss Confederation)
Facility Name AGN 211 P
Facility Number CH-0004
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2010/01/27


General Data
Owner  UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Operator  INSTITUT FUER PHYSIK, UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Licensing  HAUPTABTEILUNG FUER SICHERHEIT DER KERNANLAGEN
Construction Date  1959/04/30
Criticality Date  1959/08/01
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 350 K SFR
Annual Cost 30 K SFR
Total Staff 4
No of Operators 2


Technical Data
Reactor Type HOMOG (S)
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 2.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 3.6E10
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 1.0E7
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Moderator LIGHT WATER
Coolant LIGHT WATER
Natural Convection Cooling YES
Forced Cooling
Coolant Velocity in Core
Reflector CARBON
Reflector Number of Sides 4
Control Rods Material CD,B,SS
Control Rods number 4


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 1
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Horizontal Use NEUTRON DIFFRACTION
Vertical Channels 1
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Vertical Use IRRADIATION
Core Irradiation Facilities 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 3.6E10
Reflector Irradiation Facilities
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material USA
Enrichment Supplier USA
Equilibrium Core Size 12
Plates per Element 18
Dimensions of Plates 66 X 457 X 1.4
Rods per Element
Dimensions of Rods, mm
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material AL ALLOY
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.45
Fuel Material
Fuel Thickness, mm 0.50
Uranium Density, g/cm3
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, % 0.01
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator AEROJET GENERAL NUCLEONICS, USA


Utilization
Hours per Day  1
Days per Week  2
Weeks per Year  13
MW Days per Year  0
Materials/fuel test experiments  NO
Isotope Production  24Na, 60Co, 28Al
  • Total Activity (GBq)
  •  N/A
    Neutron Scattering  NO
    Neutron Radiography  NO
    Neutron capture therapy  NO
    Activation Analysis  INAA
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  15
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: 30
    Training  NO
    Other Uses  NO


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     TRAINING  HOMOG (S)  2.00  1959/08/01  1959/04/30  51  6