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Beam tube experiments

The four neutron beam tubes permit extraction of neutron beams of all energies into the reactor hall for the purpose of neutron and solid-state physics experiments. The thermal column is used to extract with a thermal spectrum into the reactor hall, unlike the beam holes, the space between the reactor core and the hall is in this case filled with graphite to slow down the neutrons.

 

The neutron radiography facility is used to investigate components by neutron irradiation similar to X-ray radiography. However, neutrons show especially hydrogen or neutron absorber material in solid matter.