Celebrating research reactor organises info market

Celebrating research reactor organises info market


(Photo: TU Delft)

The research reactor at the Reactor Institute Delft (RID) was activated 60 years ago. That is cause for celebration. The RID will therefore open its gates for an information market on Saturday 22 April between 10 am and 2 pm.


Started as a research reactor for the nuclear energy sector, the range of applications and activities has since expanded. Today, the RID also conducts studies on medical isotopes for detection and treatment of tumours. Neutron beams provide unique information about the structure and chemical activity of materials. This is used in the research for better batteries. Last year, the reactor was reopened after an extensive refurbishment.


Due to safety concerns, access to nuclear facilities is often very limited. This information market is therefore an exceptional opportunity, although it will be held outside, on the square in front of the building. The first sixty registrants at the open day can furthermore receive a ticket for a tour of the reactor hall later this year.



Science editor Jos Wassink

Do you have a question or comment about this article?

Comments are closed.