This paper describes the design and use of a new irradiation facility for the LVR-15 nuclear research reactor. The CHOUCA MT irradiation rig was produced in France according to a design of the ÚJV Group (ÚJV Řež and Research Center Řež). There are six heating sections situated along the rig, each instrumented and controlled by its own thermocouple. The rig’s insulation layers ensure a balanced temperature in irradiated specimens along its entire length. The specimen holder is 55.9 mm in diameter and 320 mm long. The CHOUCA MT rig can be repetitively irradiated in different positions within the reactor core, depending on irradiation condition requirements. The CHOUCA MT rig expands the possibilities of radiation research in the ÚJV Group.
Innovation of Irradiation Equipment at the LVR-15 Nuclear Research Reactor
Manuscript received September 24, 2015; final manuscript received January 22, 2016; published online December 20, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Rosa Maria Montereali.
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Lahodová, Z., Soukupová, W., Koleška, M., Ernest, J., and Zmítková, J. (December 20, 2016). "Innovation of Irradiation Equipment at the LVR-15 Nuclear Research Reactor." ASME. ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci. January 2017; 3(1): 011018. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4032599
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