National Nuclear Laboratory

Jules Horowitz Reactor

The Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR) will be a 100 MWth light water MTR optimised for fuel and material testing. In summary, the capabilities of the JHR will include the following:

  • Fuel testing under nominal, off-normal and accident (eg loss of coolant accident) conditions
  • Material testing under high dpa and controlled thermal gradients
  • Pressure vessel steel testing
  • Corrosion and stress corrosion cracking testing
  • High temperature materials testing
  • Gen II, III, III+ and IV fuel and material types
  • Supply of medical isotopes
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