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About the Reactor

Overview of the K-State Nuclear Reactor Facilities

The Kansas State University TRIGA Mk II Reactor provides services for education, research, and training, and outreach.  The reactor is licensed to operate at up to 1250 kWth.  At the present time the reactor facility can be used for the following experiments:

    Neutron activation analysis

    • Analysis by trained staff using HPGe spectrometers

    Neutron irradiation

    • nvt = ~108 – 1018 neutrons / cm2


    Gamma irradiation

    • Up to ~100 krad / hr for samples below 50 mL in size
    • Up to  ~1 krad / hr for samples up to 20 L in size


    Neutron radiography

    • Up to 3" dia. sample size

    Neutron detector testing

    • Four beam ports with distinct neutron spectra
    • 252Cf neutron / gamma source


    The reactor can be operated for $150 / hour (on-campus experimenters) to $225 / hour (off-campus experimenters).  This fee is typically waived for outreach activities.


Note: If you would like to schedule a tour or experiment at the reactor, please contact Dr. Jeff Geuther at

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