Jules Horowitz Reactor - Towards the Future of the European and International Nuclear Research

Petri Kinnunen, Gilles Bignan

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The Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR) is a new material testing reactor under construction at CEA in Cadarache, France, to become one of the major infrastructures for scientific research on nuclear materials and fuels under irradiation as well as for medical isotope production. The reactor is designed to host various R&D programs dedicated to the optimization of operation of the existing nuclear power plants (NPPs), to assess the irradiation induced ageing of non-replaceable and safety related components in the operating NPPs, to support the improvement, development and deployment of the third generation of NPPs and small modular reactors (SMR) and to offer irradiation capabilities for GEN IV and fusion technologies. This paper will give the status of the construction of the experimental capacity and describe the works done by the International Consortium. Also, the ongoing operation planning and the future schemes for co-operation will be described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Research Reactor Conference RRFM 2021
Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings
PublisherEuropean Nuclear Society (ENS)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-95064-36-2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2021
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventEuropean Research Reactor Conference, RRFM 2021 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 24 Sept 202129 Sept 2021


ConferenceEuropean Research Reactor Conference, RRFM 2021
Abbreviated titleRRFM2021
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  • JHR
  • reserach reactor
  • materials testing reactor


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