Operational Philosophy for the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility

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In 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) designated the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF). At its core, the ATR NSUF Program combines access to a portion of the available ATR radiation capability, the associated required examination and analysis facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and INL staff expertise with novel ideas provided by external contributors (universities, laboratories, and industry). These collaborations define the cutting edge of nuclear technology research in high-temperature and radiation environments, contribute to improved industry performance of current and future light-water reactors (LWRs), and stimulate cooperative research between user groups ... continued below

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Benson, J.; Cole, J.; Jackson, J.; Marshall, F.; Ogden, D.; Rempe, J. et al. February 1, 2013.

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In 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) designated the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF). At its core, the ATR NSUF Program combines access to a portion of the available ATR radiation capability, the associated required examination and analysis facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and INL staff expertise with novel ideas provided by external contributors (universities, laboratories, and industry). These collaborations define the cutting edge of nuclear technology research in high-temperature and radiation environments, contribute to improved industry performance of current and future light-water reactors (LWRs), and stimulate cooperative research between user groups conducting basic and applied research. To make possible the broadest access to key national capability, the ATR NSUF formed a partnership program that also makes available access to critical facilities outside of the INL. Finally, the ATR NSUF has established a sample library that allows access to pre-irradiated samples as needed by national research teams.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-09-16332
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/1072393 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1072393
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc835812

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Benson, J.; Cole, J.; Jackson, J.; Marshall, F.; Ogden, D.; Rempe, J. et al. Operational Philosophy for the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility, report, February 1, 2013; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc835812/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.