China Advanced Research Reactor completed

14:24, May 18, 2010      

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The China Advanced Research Reactor (CARR), independently developed by the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), recently achieved criticality for the first time, indicating the successful completion of the CARR project.

CARR, developed to meet the needs of technological development in the 21st century, is a high-performance, multi-purpose, safe and reliable nuclear reactor with ancillary experimental terminals. The reactor, situated inside CIAE in Fangshan district, Beijing, covers an area of about 2.3 hectares and has a power of 60 megawatts.

CARR owns the most advanced technology among all neutron beam research reactors of the same type in Asia and is one of the most advanced nuclear reactors in the world. The completion of CARR marks that China has again achieved a major breakthrough in nuclear science and technology.

CARR will provide an important platform for China’s nuclear research and technology application. The reactor can be used for research in many fields such as nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, neutron scattering experiments, testing of reactor materials and atomic fuels, neutron activation analysis and the production of radioactive species and neutron-doped silicon.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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