From Core Critical to Core Gone

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 17th Oct 2017

The last civil research reactor in the UK, shutdown for the final time in December 2012.

The reactor, owned and operated by Imperial College London, had for nearly fifty years been used for teaching and research in many fields of nuclear science and technology such as reactor physics, reactor engineering, neutron physics, solid state physics, radiochemistry and activation analysis.

But now the neutrons have ceased their toil, so what’s happened to the reactor?

This talk will discuss progress to date with decommissioning of the reactor. It will cover the defueling of the reactor, removal of control rods and disassembly of the core structure. The talk will also include discussion of the experimental research carried out as part of the decommissioning process, to assess the potential for the use of Virtual Reality in nuclear decommissioning.

Cost: Free of Charge

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2017-10-17 2017-10-17 Europe/London From Core Critical to Core Gone This talk will cover the defuelling of the Imperial College Nuclear reactor and will also include a discussion of the experimental research. Novotel Hotel,1 Shortlands,,London

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