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Burlington Engineering Labs, nuclear reactor

Burlington Engineering Laboratories, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
Burlington Engineering Labs, nuclear reactor
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Buildings
Nuclear reactors
Universities and colleges
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
0001904
Created Date:
circa
Description:
On the back of the photograph: "The Pulstar nuclear reactor, built in 1971 as the central feature of the new main section of the Burlington Engineering Laboratories, was the fourth generation of nuclear reactors at State. The nation's first bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in nuclear engineering had been established in 1951 under the leadership of Dean Lampe and Clifford K. Beck, member of the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge and new head of the Physics Department at State. Two years later, with financial help from Burlington Industries and support from the Atomic Energy Commission, the college constructed a 500-watt homogeneous nuclear reactor, contained in an octagonal concrete shield within the small Burlington Nuclear Lab. This "Raleigh Reactor" was the first nuclear pile in the nation to be used entirely for teaching and research, the first to be operated on any college campus as a non-Atomic Energy Commission reactor, and the first to be open for public inspection."
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Names:
North Carolina State University more info on North Carolina State University 
North Carolina State University -- Buildings more info on North Carolina State University -- Buildings 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building: North Carolina State University, Burlington Engineering Laboratories (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27607
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Subjects:
Laboratories
Latitude, Longitude:
35.785999, -78.6689