|Last Updated:||March 1, 2011|
|Subordinate To:||Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK)|
The ITU-TRR is a small research reactor located on the Ayazaga campus of Istanbul Technical University, north of Istanbul. It is a 250KWt TRIGA Mark-II, built by General Dynamics. The reactor went critical in 1979 and uses fuel enriched to 20% U-235. According to the IAEA, the reactor operates only two days per week for twelve weeks per year.  The primary functions of the ITU-TRR are neutron radiography experiments and neutron-activation analysis. 
 "Research Reactors: ITU-TRR, TECH UNIV," International Atomic Energy Agency, http://nucleus.iaea.org.
 "Turkey: Power-Balance Concerns," in Nuclear Programmes in the Middle East: In the Shadow of Iran, ed. Mark Fitzpatrick (London: The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2008), p. 64.