The Soreq Nuclear Research Center
is a research and development institute located near the localities of Palmachim
. 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, nuclear safety, space environment, medical diagnostics, and nuclear medicine
and radiopharmacuticals among others.
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 40 MeV, 2 mA proton and deuteron superconducting linear accelerator
scheduled for commissioning in 2009.
The Center is named after the nearby stream of Soreq
- - Official site.
- , INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, VIENNA, 1993