The reactor

Research reactor IRT -2000: power 2,5 MW.

The IRT-2000 is a 2.5MW pool-type reactor, launched in 1967. The reactor is under oversight of the Russian nuclear regulatory body as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Some of the research projects include reactor and neutron physics, radiation physics, semiconductors, dielectrics, condensed state physics, as well as neutron analysis of nano materials. Beyond that, the facility is used for research in medical physics, specifically neutron capture cancer therapy.

The reactor also serves an important role in educating MEPhI students by providing a first- hand experience of a nuclear reactor up close and personal. It is open to its community for tours, and the students can conduct thesis projects at the IRT.