Egypt's Second Research Reactor (ET-RR-2) is a Multi-Purpose Reactor utilized for advanced research and development applications. This is a 22 MW thermal reactor, with a neutron flux of 2.7x1014 n/cm-2s-1.
Utilization of the reactor includes fundamental research, radioisotope production for medical, industrial, and other applications, neutron irradiation, neutron radiography and neutron activation analysis …etc.
The Reactor fuel is manufactured in an adjacent facility, the Fuel Manufacturing Plant (FMP). This is a plate type fuel element (19.75% enriched U3O8), cladded with aluminum 6061 alloy.
The Reactor, the Fuel Manufacturing Plant (FMP) and the attached Radioisotope Production Facility (RPF) represent an important development in the utilization of nuclear technology in Egypt for peaceful purposes.