International Conference on Research Reactors:
Safe Management and Effective Utilization

14-18 November 2011, Rabat, Morocco

The Research Reactors in Arab Countries: The AAEA Role in Effective Utilizations

S. Takriti
Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA), Tunis, Tunisia


There are eight research reactors operating at present in the Arab world. The level of their operation and utilization differs from one country to another depending on the individual situation in a particular country. Some other Arab countries are constructing or planning to build new research reactors. These RRs are mostly used in: analysis of the structure of matter, radiation damage studies to develop better materials for nuclear and industrial applications, neutron activation analysis for accurate determination of elemental concentrations in material, production of isotopes that are used in biology, medicine, agriculture, industry, hydrology and research and training of scientists, engineers and technicians needed to support the nuclear power industry. This paper describes the role of the AAEA in the promotion of peaceful utilization of atomic energy in Arab states.

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