|Last Updated:||January 1, 2011|
|Location:||Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center|
|Subordinate To:||Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)|
The 30KW Miniature Neutron Sources Reactor (MNSR) is a light water cooled and moderated research reactor that runs on 900 grams of 90% highly enriched uranium (HEU).  China supplied the reactor to Iran in 1991, and it first reached criticality in 1994.  The China National Nuclear Corporation supplied the reactor's fuel. Iran uses the reactor for neutron activation analysis. 
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 "Iran: Nuclear Research Reactors of the World," International Atomic Energy Agency, www.iaea.org.
 "Nuclear Research Reactors in the World, Research Reactor Details - ENTC MNSR," International Atomic Energy Agency, www.iaea.org.