Nuclear Science & Technology

The Nuclear Science and Technology Section

This Section is one of the founding Sections of the Centre. It was created in 1987. It houses one of few major equipment of the Centre such as Nigerian Research Reactor (NIRR-1). the 14 MeVNeutron Generator(NG), the Isotopic Neutron Source(241Am-Be) and the the Capacitance probe, Diviner 2000. The Section is involved in development of basic and applied research works in mainly Neutron Activation analysis and reactor physics. The staffing profile is shown below

Available Equipment

  • Research Reactor (NIRR-1)
  • Hp Go Nal (TI)
  • 14 MeV Neutron Generator
  • Isotopic (Am-Be) neutron source
  • Capacitance Proble (Diviner-2000)
  • Available Services:

  • Solid Minerals Determination of major and minor and trace elements such as: fluorine, silicon, sodium, aluminum, gold, manganese and others in mineral ores and other geological samples
  • Agriculture and Soil Fertility Studies Determination of phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, calcium and manganese and other essential elements in soils
  • Rapid determination of soil water at various depths.
  • Irrigation planning and scheduling especially in semi-arid zones of the Country.
  • Crude Oil Analysis Determination of Nickel Vanadium and total hydrogen content of crude oil and other petroleum products.
  • Health Determination of elements such as Co, Cr, Se, Na, Fe, Mg, Zn etc in biological and medicinal plants
  • NutritionDetermination of protein (Nitrogen) in food
  • Decay Scheme Studies Determination of nuclear decay parameters. Measurement and evaluation of nuclear data
  • Education and Training

  • Training and research in fast and thermal neutron activation
  • View NSTS Staff

    CERT Staff Working at The Counting Room

    Staff Working at Rabbit Room at CERT

    Reactor Hall