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Apsara-U research reactor becomes operational at BARC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Apsara, the first research reactor in that worked nearly five decades before shutting down in 2009, is now operational as 'Apsara-U' on Trombay campus of Maharashtra, said on Tuesday.

"Nearly sixty-two years after came into existence, a swimming pool type research reactor "Apsara-upgraded", of higher capacity was born at Trombay on September 10," said the Ministry.

According to Bhabha (BARC), is a light water swimming pool-type reactor with a maximum power output of one megawatt thermal (MWT) and is utilized for various experiments, including neutron activation analysis, damage studies, forensic research, neutron radiography, and shielding experiments.

The ministry said the reactor can also be used for research and production of radioisotopes for medical application and would also be extensively used for research in nuclear physics, material science and shielding.

This development helped the Indian scientists and engineers to build complex facilities for healthcare, science education and research, it said.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 22:06 IST