Hot Cells of CVR
After irradiation, samples are transported from reactor LVR-15 to CVR’s hot laboratories, with use of standard transport cask. Cask is chosen according to the overall activity of the samples. CVR’s hot laboratories is a complex of 8 gamma, 2 alfa hot cells, one semi-hot cell and one dry pool. The main purpose of the laboratories is to provide mechanical testing with the aim to study the mechanical properties of highly irradiated materials. Maximum samples activity which can be shielded by steel shielding of our hot cells is 300 TBq (of 60Co activity).