Nuclear Electronics Laboratory

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Last Updated: August 17, 2012
Other Name: Electronics Section
Location: Der Al-Hadjar Nuclear Research Center, near Damascus
Subordinate To: Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS)
Size: Laboratory
Facility Status: Operational

From 1986 to 1996 the IAEA helped the AECS to upgrade its nuclear electronics laboratory. The IAEA provided spare parts and components, allowing the AECS to indigenously design and construct tools used for the maintenance and repair of nuclear instrumentation. The IAEA also trained AECS personnel in the repair, maintenance and servicing of nuclear instruments.

Source: "SYR/4/003: Nuclear Electronics" and "SYR/4/005: Nuclear Electronics (Phase II)," IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects, 1986-1996, www-tc.iaea.org.

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