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Materials and Fuels Complex - Radiochemistry Laboratory

Home to the CR2, the Radiochemistry Laboratory (RCL) facilitates experimental investigation in to the effects of radionuclide self-radiolysis on systems of both fundamental and applied interest, furthering our understanding into the mechanisms of radiation damage, and effects of radiation quality. Offering extensive state-of-the-art handling (seven active fume hoods, in addition to argon and air separations gloveboxes) and analytical capabilities (e.g., gamma-ray counters, liquid scintillation, and inductively coupled plasma-mass and optical emission spectrometry) for the preparation, characterization and post-irradiation examination of radionuclide containing solutions.