Mechanical Irradiation System

A sample is conveyed to the position of the mechanical irradiation in the reactor pool.

Samples of up to 2.5 litres can be irradiated in the mechanical irradiation system in the moderator tank. Inspite of the available sample size of 2.5 l, the facility is typically used for short- term irradiation of smaller samples.
The thermal neutron flux density is 1.1ยท1013. The maximum licensed irradiation time is 2 h.

One major application is the short-term irradiation of minerals with the aim of determining age using fission track analysis.