triga reactor photo close up

1.1 MW TRIGA Mark-II Reactor

The NETL reactor, designed by General Atomics, is a TRIGA Mark II nuclear research reactor.  The NETL is the newest of the current fleet of U.S. university reactors. The NETL reactor has in-core irradiation facilities and five beam ports.  The reactor is capable of steady-state operation at power levels up to 1 MW or pulsing mode operation where powers as high as 1500 MW are achieved for about 10 msec.