MBIR, the world's most powerful fast research reactor, will be launched in 2028 with the International Research Centre (IRC) to be created on its basis. The MBIR IRC Advisory Board has recently been established to develop the research program for the reactor.
The world’s most powerful fast-neutron reactor vessel has been delivered to the Ulyanovsk Region. After its commissioning, our scientists will open a door to the XXII century.
Reactor Vessel for Multipurpose Fast neutron research reactor MBIR was successfully delivered to the SSC RIAR site (part of the Scientific Division of Rosatom State Corporation – JSC “Science and Innovations”).
Physicists in Dubna and Obninsk intend to join their efforts to unravel the mysteries of Universe origin, to simulate astrophysical phenomena, and to find new types of radioactive decay. Rosatom’s Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) are developing a cooperation program for fundamental research with MBIR and Neptun reactors.
The construction program for the MBIR research reactor, which is being built on the site of JSC “SSC RIAR” (Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk Region), was exceeded by 8% in 2021, as stated by Gennady Sakharov, Director for Capital Investments, State Construction Supervision and State Expertise, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, at a meeting of the operational construction headquarters on January 27, 2022.
Atommash (part of the Atomenergomash machine engineering division of Rosatom) performed a test assembly of elements of a multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) in the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-technologies JSC. The reactor is being constructed in Dimitrovgrad at the production site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors of SSC RIAR JSC (part of the scientific division of Rosatom).
On January 18, the discussion “Nuclear Technologies of the Future” was held within the thematic week of Rosatom State Corporation at the EXPO-2020 World Exhibition in Dubai (UAE). Speakers from 8 European, African, and Asian countries presented their projects on the development of “fast” topics and the transition to 4th generation reactor technologies.
Specialists from the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering named after A.I. Leypunsky (State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation (SSC RF) – IPPE, Obninsk, Kaluga Region, part of the Rosatom State Corporation's scientific division – Science and Innovation, JSC) and the Neutron Physics Laboratory of The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Moscow Region, agreed upon this at a meeting on the fundamental nuclear physics research program at the projected MBIR reactors (multifunctional fast research reactor) and NEPTUN (FPR-3, fast pulse reactor) at the end of 2021.