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Apsara- U Reactor operational at Bhabha Atomic Centre

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Nearly sixty-two years after Apsara, the first research in Asia, came into existence, a swimming pool type research reactor "Apsara-upgraded", of higher capacity was born at Trombay on 10th September 2018 at 18

According to information provided by Department of Atomic Energy, the reactor, made indigenously, uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). By virtue of higher neutron flux, this reactor will increase indigenous production or radio-isotopes for medical application by about fifty per cent and would also be extensively used for research in nuclear physics, material and shielding.

This development has re-emphasised the capability of Indian scientists and engineers to build, complex facilities for health care, education and research, Department of Atomic said in a press release.

Apsara, the first research reactor in became operational in in August 1956. After providing more than five decades of dedicated service to the researchers, the reactor was shut down in 2009.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 18:20 IST