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.
|ITU Triga Mark II|
|Operating Institution||Istanbul Technical University|
|Power||250 kW (thermal)|
|Construction and Upkeep|
|Construction Cost||$20 million TL|
|First Criticality||11 March 1979|
|Max Thermal Flux||8.1e12 n/cm^2-s|
|Max Fast Flux||1.8e12 n/cm^2-s|
|Neutron Moderator||Light water, zirconium hydride|
|Neutron Reflector||Graphite, light water|
|Control Rods||Boron 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.