ITU TRIGA Mark-II Training and Research Reactor

ITU TRIGA Mark-II Training and Research Reactor is a nuclear research reactor located in Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. It is a light water reactor, the 54th TRIGA in the world designed and manufactured by General Atomics. The facility was opened on 11 March 1979.[1]

ITU Triga Mark II
Operating InstitutionIstanbul Technical University
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Power250 kW (thermal)
Construction and Upkeep
Construction Cost$20 million TL
First Criticality11 March 1979
Technical Specifications
Max Thermal Flux8.1e12 n/cm^2-s
Max Fast Flux1.8e12 n/cm^2-s
CoolingLight water
Neutron ModeratorLight water, zirconium hydride
Neutron ReflectorGraphite, light water
Control RodsBoron carbide
3 per element

It is second operational and third installed nuclear research reactors in Turkey, the other being in Çekmece Nuclear Research and Education Center.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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