Centre for Advanced Nuclear Systems (CANS)

Based at McMaster University, the Centre for Advanced Nuclear Systems (CANS) is a regional nuclear research centre used for understanding the behaviour of nuclear materials, thermal-hydraulics systems, and health physics dose-response investigation.

CANS is comprised of the following distinct facilities: Nuclear Materials Post-Irradiation Examination Facility, Nuclear Materials Characterization Facility, Nuclear Thermal Testing Facility, Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy Laboratory, and Health Physics Dose-Response Facility (based at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology/ Ontario Tech University).


Nuclear Research Building – Room A333
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4M1

Areas of Expertise

Nuclear materials behaviour
Thermal hydraulics systems
Health physics
Post-irradiation examination
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Process R&D
Facility Access & Testing

Contact Information

Website: https://nuclear.mcmaster.ca/facility/cans/

Email: reactor@mcmaster.ca

Published: September 25, 2021

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