Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training Centre (SNAEM)

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Last Updated: March 1, 2011
Other Name: N/A
Location: Ankara
Subordinate To: Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

In 2005, the Saraykoy Centre succeeded both the Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Centre and the Anakara Nuclear Research Centre for Agricultural and Animal Science. [1] SNAEM is responsible for using cyclotrons for medical purposes. Turkey reported to the IAEA that a 30MeV cyclotron for the production of radioisotopes is under construction at SNAEM, and is scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2011. [2] The Centre also has a fusion laboratory, where fusion research using plasma focus and spherical torus or "tokamak" systems is undertaken. [3]

Sources:
[1] "Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities: Turkey," Nuclear Legislation in OECD Countries, Nuclear Energy Agency, 2008, www.nea.fr.
[2] "Statement by Mr. Tomur Bayer, Ambassador, Head of the Turkish Delegation," IAEA 54th General Conference, 20 September 2010, http://iaea.org; and "Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities: Turkey," Nuclear Legislation in OECD Countries, Nuclear Energy Agency, 2008, www.nea.fr.
[3] "Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities: Turkey," Nuclear Legislation in OECD Countries, Nuclear Energy Agency, 2008, www.nea.fr.

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