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Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research

Established in 1971 under the Department of Atomic Energy, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) conducts research for the development of Fast Breeder Reactor Technology. The centre has a staff strength of 2,463 including 1,037 engineers and scientists.

It conducts experiments in structural mechanics, heat and mass transfer, material science, fabrication processes, non-destructive testing, chemical sensors, high temperature thermodynamics, radiation physics, computer science, quasi crystals, oxide superconductors, nano-structures, clusters, SQUID fabrication programs, exopolymers and simulation of condensed matter using colloids.

The centre is equipped with high power computer systems, 3-dimensional co-ordination measurement system, multi channel eddy current system for NDE, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) facilities, thermal imaging system, high pressure diamond anvil cell, particle irradiation facility (PIF) and positron beam facility. The centre has collaborations with educational and R and D institutes from India and abroad. World\'s one and only fast breeder test reactor (KAMINI) based on unique mixed plutonium uranium carbide fuel (U233) functions here.

Updated on 20th September, 2005
District: Kanchipuram
Contact: Baldev Raj


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