Research Reactor Utilization workshop

Neutron Activation Analysis Project
Project Review
Massage from the Project Leader
Introduction of the Project Leaders
Papers for Project Outcome
Research Reactor Technology Project (Finished)
Project Review
Massage from the Project Leader
Introduction of the Project Leaders
Tc-99mGenerator Project (Finished)
Project Review
Neutron Scattering Project (Paused)
Project Review
Introduction of the Project Leaders


FNCA 2001 Workshop on Research Reactor Utilization

Nuclear Research Reactor-Powerful Tool
for Variety of Applications We Need

Dr. YUAN Luzheng
CARR Deputy Chief Engineer
Reactor Engin. Research and Design Dept.
China Institute of Atomic Energy
The 2001 FNCA workshop on the utilization for research reactors was held from Nov. 5-9, Beijing, China. This workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), and organized by the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) and China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE).
Sixty-five participants from eight FNCA members, i.e. Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China attended the workshop. Fifty one papers including two keynote speeches covered three main themes, namely, neutron scattering study, neutron activation analysis, and radioisotope production especially 99Mo/99mTc generators, and other synthetic applications of research reactors which are very useful in industry, agriculture, environment, health and many other fields.
Neutron Scattering Study Neutrons, especially very low velocity neutrons or cold neutrons from nuclear research reactors, are getting more and more useful to be taken as a tool in study of biology, life science, new material developing, fundamental research and many other fields. On this workshop, in order to achieve with socio-economic impacts to end-users, the future activities in neutron scattering were discussed. Information and results of SANS (small angle neutron scattering) analysis are highly expected to be distributed to all FNCA participating countries. To facilitate the distribution, mailing list of internet will be established under the help of JAERI member with the cooperation of all participating countries.
Technical Tour for the site which is
under construction of China Advanced
Research Reactor at CIAE
Neutron Activation Analysis Eleven country reports and two keynote speeches, one by Dr. Dian Weizhi from CIAE entitled “ On the Position of Reactor NAA in Contemporary Inorganic Trace Analysis ” and the other by Dr. Mitsuru Ebihara from Tokyo Metropolitan University titled “Application of Neutron Activation Analysis to Geological Samples”, were presented in the workshop. The development and application of NAA, in particular the environment studies such as air pollution study are the common subject and concerns undertaken by the majority of the participating nations. Latest development of the NAA technique and applications of the technique such as the Ko method and the utilization in various fields including geological studies were also discussed during the workshop. The experts of CIAE had convincingly demonstrated the applicability of their Ko method to all participants. It was agreed that the air pollution study- collection, analysis and data interpretation of the elemental profile in the air particulate matter-would be adopted as part of the NAA project activities which will be conducted from January next year to year of 2005.
Tc generators The radioisotope 99Mo production and 99Mo/99mTc generators are of very important application of research reactors for nuclear medicine. Comparing with the huge demand from hospitals, the radiopharmaceutical production of 99Mo/99mTc generators is far behind the sufficient supply of 99mTc generators to meet their domestic demand for all of the participating countries. In such circumstance, the project proposal for “Establishment and promotion of technology for 99mTc generator production ”presented by Japan was well accepted by all participants. All countries are willing to provide necessary items for realizing the project and to establish a network among the FNCA countries to secure the supply of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals including 99Mo and related materials.
The 2001 FNCA workshop on the utilization of research reactors was successfully held and the cooperative activities and project programs proposed by this workshop will certainly be strengthened after this workshop.

Lecture at Plenary Session
Discussion about Neutron Scattering
(Neutron Beam Applications)

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