Soreq Nuclear Research Center

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Coordinates: 31°53′57″N 34°42′10″E / 31.8993°N 34.7028°E / 31.8993; 34.7028 The Soreq Nuclear Research Center is a research and development institute located near the localities of Palmachim and Yavne in Israel. It operates under the auspices of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC). The center conducts research in various physical sciences, particularly the development of many kinds of sensors, lasers, atmospheric research, non-destructive testing techniques, space environment, nuclear safety, medical diagnostics and nuclear medicine. It also produces various types of radiopharmacuticals for use by health care organizations throughout the country.

Some of the institute's research facilities include a 5MW pool-type light water nuclear reactor supplied in the late 1950s from the USA under the Atoms for Peace program and a 10MeV proton cyclotron accelerator, as well as extensive laboratory and testing facilities. Currently under construction is a 5-40 MeV, 0.04-5 mA proton and deuteron superconducting linear accelerator scheduled for commissioning in 2013.

The Center is named after the nearby stream of Soreq.

The Center is under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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