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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Russia 2016 - The First Eurasian Nuclear Reactor F-1




COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 8 December 2016
CIRCULATION: 225 000
STAMP SIZE: 37 x 37 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: A. Drobyshev









The construction of the F-1 reactor was one of the key achievements of the Soviet atomic project and laid foundation for national nuclear industry and energetics. Fundamental research in such fields as nuclear physics, materials science, reactor engineering, radiation safety and neutron emission metrology were carried out at the F-1 reactor. The F-1 reactor is a monument of science and engineering.



The F-1 is operated by the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow, Russia. When started on December 25, 1946, it became the first nuclear reactor in Europe to achieve a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. It is still in operation, with a power level of 24 kW, making it the world's oldest operating reactor.



Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post


Russian Post