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Triga Mark II Nuclear Reactor Facility

Photo of mosaic tileThe Kansas State University TRIGA Mark II nuclear reactor facility supports academic and education programs, research, industrial service and outreach. The reactor is licensed to operate at up to 1.25 MW. Students in the MNE nuclear option utilize the reactor in two reactor operation laboratory classes, and as a neutron and gamma source for a radiation-detection course. The facility provides sample irradiations and tours for many other courses within the university, and provides tours for area students from grade school to college age.

The research capabilities of the reactor include a variety of neutron beams for detector testing, internal imaging using neutron radiography and tomography, tracer isotope production, and trace element analysis via neutron activation analysis. The facility is staffed almost entirely by licensed undergraduate student operators, thereby providing both an excellent opportunity for the students and supporting the manpower needs of the local nuclear power industry.

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Jeffrey Geuther
Nuclear Reactor Manager