Major Facilities Available
- IGCAR houses two operating research reactors viz; the Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) and the Kalpakkam Mini Reactor (KAMINI). The FBTR uses a plutonium-uranium mixed carbide fuel to produce 40MW of thermal power and 13.2MW of electrical power. It provides the irradiation facilities for studies on materials and fuels and is also the testing ground for various FBR components.
- The KAMINI reactor is a Uranium-233(irradiated thorium) fueled reactor used for the thermal neutron flux for research activities in physics and chemistry, including neutron activation analysis and the irradiation of samples for experimental and forensic purposes. The reactor is also routinely used for neutron radiography of various components and materials. Facilities such as the accelerator and structural mechanics laboratory, sodium complex, accelerators, simulators etc.; have provided research training for a large number of students.
Project Work at IGCAR
- Post graduate in Science and Engineering from various educational institutes are being provided opportunity to carry out the project work which is part of their curriculum, with the experts in IGCAR, thereby giving them exposure to the activities of the Department and also inspiring them to take up challenging R&D assignments both at DAE and other premier R&D organizations.
Visit to IGCAR
- IGCAR has always been encouraging the young and talented students to visit various facilities / laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and machineries to understand the path-breaking discoveries made in the frontier areas of engineering/scientific research and cutting-edge technologies.