NUR reactor in Algeria

This multi-purpose facility became operational in April 1989. Similar in design to the Argentine RA-6 reactor, the NUR reactor is one step ahead as far as human-machine interface is concerned.

The NUR reactor is capable of producing radioisotopes on a laboratory scale and of irradiating samples in the core as well as in the reflector tank. There is a hot cell for manipulation of irradiated samples. The various neutron extraction channels are also used in basic and applied neutron physics research.

For the purpose of training reactor operators, this facility is furnished with an additional control panel where trainees learn how to operate the reactor in real working conditions under the supervision of experts. The NUR reactor also contributes to the Algerian science by providing future engineers and nuclear physicists a place to learn.