Molten Salt Reactor Experiment, 1960s

Molten Salt Reactor Experiment, 1960s

C029/6742 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 5.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory/US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Molten Salt Reactor Experiment. Physicist observing a one-sixth scale model of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE). The MSRE was operated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, from 1965 to 1969. It was an experimental molten salt reactor, generating energy from nuclear reactions in a molten salt mixture. In this case the fuel and coolant was a mixture of uranium and a fluoride salt. The MSRE achieved criticality on 1 June 1965, and reached its full power of 7,500 kilowatts in May 1966. Photographed circa 1968.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1960s, 1968, 20th century, adult, american, apparatus, black-and-white, caucasian, chemist, device, energy, engineering, experiment, experimental, fissioning, fluoride, generating, historical, history, human, industrial, industry, lab, male, man, model, molten salt reactor, molten salt reactor experiment, monochrome, msre, north america, north american, nuclear fission, nuclear physics, nuclear power, oak ridge, oak ridge national laboratory, one person, one-sixth scale model, ornl, people, person, physical, physicist, physics, power, prototype, reactor, research, researcher, scientist, technological, technology, tennessee, test, u-233, united states, uranium, uranium-233, us, usa

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.