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Image title: 
Reactor operators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor remove a spent fuel element from the reactor's core
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
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"Reactor operators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor remove a spent fuel element from the reactor's core. The blue glow, called Cerenkov radiation, is caused by electrons passing through the water around the reactor faster than the speed of light through water. The 100 thermal megawatt reactor, newest and largest of the six research reactors at ORNL, produces the world's highest neutron flux and is a key facility in the national program to produce and conduct research on heavy man-made elements." 

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2 photographic prints (color; 10 x 8.5 inches and 8.5 x 6.5 inches)
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory