High Flux Isotope Reactor Named Nuclear Historic Landmark

11 septiembre 2014

The High Flux Isotope Reactor, or HFIR, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society. The reactor was conceived in the late 1950s as a production reactor to meet anticipated demand for transuranic isotopes («heavy» elements such as plutonium and curium). HFIR today is a DOE Office of Science User Facility and one of the world’s sole sources of the radioisotope californium-252, used in industry and medicine.
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