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Karpov Scientific Research Institute of Physics and Chemistry (NIFKhl): Obninsk Branch

Last Modified: March 21, 2013
Other Name: Обнинский филиал Государственного научного центра Российской Федерации Научно-исследовательский физико-химический институт им. Л.Я. Карпова (ГНЦ РФ НИФХИ)
Location: Obninsk, Kaluga Oblast
Subordinate To: Rosatom
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

Established in 1959, NIFKhI is focused on high-energy chemistry research, radiochemistry research, and the development and study of semiconductors and radiopharmaceuticals.[1] The Institute has an operational research reactor, which is powered by highly-enriched uranium (HEU).[2] For an overview of Russia's HEU policy and the full list of Russia's facilities using HEU, see the Russia Civilian HEU profile.

[1] "Филиал ФГУП НИФХИ" [Branch of FGUP NIFKhI], NIFKhI website, undated, www.karpovipc.ru (accessed 18 October 2012).
[2] "Research reactors: Russia," International Panel on Fissile Materials, undated, fissilematerials.org (accessed 17 October 2012).

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