The PULSTAR is a 1-MW pool-type nuclear research reactor which is administered by the Nuclear Reactor Program and located in Burlington Laboratory on the N.C. State north campus.  The PULSTAR fuel is 4% enriched, pin-type fuel consisting of uranium dioxide pellets in zircaloy cladding (see reactor specifications). This fuel gives the PULSTAR Reactor response characteristics that are very similar to commercial light water power reactors. These characteristics allow teaching experiments to measure moderator temperature and power reactivity coefficients including doppler feedback.