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Iran will unveil 133 new nuclear achievements on Nuclear Technology Day: AEOI

Iran Press TV

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 5:31 PM

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country is set to unveil and inaugurate 133 new achievements in the nuclear technology sector on the occasion of National Nuclear Technology Day.

In a statement on Tuesday, the AEOI said great efforts by the staff and specialists of Iran's nuclear industry led to 133 new successful achievements in the previous year alone.

It added that the achievements, which will be unveiled on April 10, were made in different fields of the nuclear industry, including quantum, enrichment, heavy water, deuterium compounds, radiopharmaceuticals, lasers and etc.

Eight of the achievements will be unveiled in person by President Hassan Rouhani, and the rest will be put on display during exhibitions and video-conferences.

Iran begins mechanical test of new advanced centrifuge

Earlier in the day, the AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that the country has started mechanical tests on its indigenized advanced IR-9 centrifuge machines.

"One of the developments made in the field of enrichment is the beginning of the mechanical tests on IR-9 centrifuge machines, which are able to produce 50,000 SWUs (Separative Working Units) of enriched uranium," Kamalvandi told ISNA.

He added that the IR-9 is one of the most important centrifuge machines in Iran which has been manufactured based on new standard methods.

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