Nuclear Reactor

The primary function of the reactor is to support the educational programs at UCI. Courses in Radioisotope Techniques, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, and Nuclear Reactor Fundamentals are offered in the chemistry department’s elective curriculum. Some services of the reactor and radiochemistry analysis equipment are also available to other educational institutions for class use free of charge (supported by a Department of Energy grant) and for research or business use at fixed costs. Basic reactor charges are currently $150 per hour (1 hour minimum) and $50 per hour (1 hour minimum) for spectrometer use. Other costs for complete analytical determinations will be quoted upon request. UCI is a member of the Western Nuclear Science Alliance (WNSA) encompassing and providing students access to all western nuclear facilities.