24 - 28 March 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Resort, Jordan


Technical Tours

On Thursday 28 March RRFM 2018 delegates will have the possibility to participate in two technical tours:

Technical Tour I: JRTR


Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) is a national facility built to achieve the following goals: Establish the infrastructure required to turn Jordan into a nuclear country. Support the industrial, educational, environmental, health and agricultural sectors of Jordan. Produce radio-isotopes for radio-pharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine applications. Provide neutron activation and neutron beam services for scientific and industrial use. Future Applications Production of other Radioisotopes Gemstone Coloring (Topaz Production) Neutron Radiography Neutron Scattering and Diffraction Neutron Transmutation Doping Cold Neutron Source.

What to see at JRTR?

Radioisotope Production Facility (RIPF)

The Radioisotope Production Facility (RIPF) is one of the main facilities of the Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR). RIPF contains hot cell banks to produce several radioisotopes e.g. (99Mo/99mTc, 131I and 192Ir) isotopes by using the Neutron Activation technology. These banks are provided to produce a high quality of radioactive materials for both medical and industrial uses.

Main Radioisotope Produced

Iodine-131(Solution/ Capsule) is most commonly used in the treatment and diagnosis of thyroid gland diseases.

Technetium-99m (Solution) is used in a wide range of medical applications. It is used to image the whole body imaging, brain, thyroid, lungs, liver, spleen, kidney, gall bladder, bone marrow, salivary and lacrimal glands, heart, infection and numerous specialized medical studies.

Iridium -192 (discs) is used for industrial field in NDT applications

Technical Tour II: SESAME


SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) is a “third-generation” synchrotron light source that was officially opened in Allan (Jordan) on 16 May 2017. It is the Middle East's first major international research centre.

It is a cooperative venture by scientists and governments of the region set up on the model of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) although it has very different scientific aims. It was developed under the auspices of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) following the formal approval given for this by the Organization's Executive Board (164th session, May 2002).

What to see at SESAME?

The following facilities can be visited during the technical tour:

  • XAFS/XRF (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure/X-ray Fluorescence) spectroscopy, is the ‘day-one’ beamline completed in November 2017
  • IR (Infrared Spectromicroscopy), is the second ‘day-one’ beamline, completed in May 2018
  • MS (Materials Science), The beamline is expected to start in March 2019
  • MX (Macromolecular Crystallography), the beamline to be completed in late 2019

Technical tour on Thursday

Route of the tour:

Dead Sea-SESAME-JRTR-Dead Sea


Dead Sea-JRTR-SESAME-Dead Sea

The tour will start around 8 AM from the Dead Sea and will be completed around 6 PM

It is not possible to arrange for airport drop off because the two routes are opposite. Therefore, for those who plan to fly back home on Thursday are not advised to participate.


The maximum size of each group is limited and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please fill in the appropriate section of the registration form and the required information for the security check.

Contact the ENS / RRFM 2019 Secretariat if you have any question:

Tel: + 32 2 505 30 54
Fax: +32 2 502 39 02
e-mail: rrfm2019@euronuclear.org