INVAP designs and builds nuclear reactor for the following purposes:

  • Scientific research through neutron beams.
  • Radioisotope production for medical, agronomic and industrial uses.
  • Silicon doping through neutronic transmutation.
  • Irradiation systems for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT).
  • Facilities for neutrography practices.
  • Cold neutron sources.

Visión artística nocturna del reactor OPAL. Foto: Nick Cubbin INVAP modernizes existing reactors through:

  • New design of existing experimental reactor cores.
  • Core optimization.
  • Update of control and safety systems of existing reactors.
  • Neutronic and thermohydraulic calculations, and shielding and safety assessment.