Dear colleagues!

Information about neutron source of the fourth generation ""Superbooster NEPTUN" is available on the FLNP website in the  section "Books" (

On May 16, 2018, the operation for physics experiments of the IBR-2 nuclear research facility was stopped because of a malfunction of technological equipment of the 2nd loop of the sodium cooling system. During the event, the established IBR-2 safe operating limits were not exceeded, and there are no negative consequences for the staff and the environment.
For the period of carrying out the restoration repair work, the IBR-2 reactor is switched to a temporary shutdown mode. The operation of the IBR-2 nuclear facility at a power of 2 MW is planned to be resumed before the end of 2018.

FLNP Chief Engineer

Because of a malfunction in the IBR-2 operation, the IBR-2 reactor will be shut down to undergo repair work until October 1, 2018.

Due to the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia #231 of 3 April 2018 “On awarding the Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation for 2018 – 2020 to young scientists and post-graduate students conducting promising scientific research on modernization of the Russian economy”, a scholarship of RF President for three years was granted to a Junior Researcher of the FLNP Zhaketov Vladimir Dmitrievich.

The staff of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics heartily congratulates Vladimir Zhaketov on winning such a prestigious scholarship competition!