Upgraded pulsed fast neutron reactor IBR-2 in Dubna, which is figuratively called the "window to the nanoworld", its design capacity of 2 MW.
Received over a hundred applications from people of many countries to conduct research on this unique base setting of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research — in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, geophysics, medicine and other areas of application.
A report on the results of the physical and power start of the IBR-2 at the 35th session of the Programme Advisory Committee for Condensed Matter Physics, held in Dubna, 16-17 January 2012, was made chief engineer of the Laboratory of Neutron Physics I. Franck Alexander Vinogradov.
Head of the department of scientific and experimental neutron studies of condensed matter FLNP Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Denis Kozlenko presented the results of the first experiments that were conducted during the measurement characteristics of the improved reactor, including neutron radiography. He called a specific number of requests for scientific experiments on spectrometers, created to work on a modernized IBR-2 from January to November 2011 they received 106, mostly — from other research centers (the proportion of the "external" applications is 80.2 percent). Most applications — 37.7 percent — is applied to experiments in physics. The second largest share — 23.6 percent — up research proposals in the field of materials science. 16 percent of applications submitted for research in chemistry, 11 percent — in the fields of biology, other applications focused on solving problems in the field of medicine, geophysics, and other application areas.
"106 applications from many scientific centers — this is a very good sign, — Emphasizes the JINR Vice-Director Professor Michael Itkis. — This means that we want to go, want to work with us. "