Idaho D&D: Materials Test Reactor

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on March 9, 2016

The Materials Test Reactor (MTR) has a place in nuclear history in the United States as the first widely available test reactor. The MTR was designed jointly by Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories. Blaw-Knox acted as architect-engineer, and the plant was built by the Fluor Corporation. It was described by Phillips Petroleum Company, which operated the MTR for the Atomic Energy Commission, “as a unique and versatile research tool. It was designed and constructed as a pioneering step in the development of high neutron intensity reactors with the primary purpose of providing facilities to test the effects of neutron bombardment on materials of interest in future reactor construction."

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