Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington



Institution
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Name
Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL)
Building
325
Radiochemistry
Secondary Type
Post Irradiation Examination
Tertiary Type
No Tertiary Type Defined
Core Functions
crystallographic examination of irradiated materials
Unique Functions
The AEM will be used to characterize a wide variety of radioactive materials including tank wastes sludges, actinide-containing biogeochemical samples, technetium- and actinide-containing soils and sediments, spent nuclear fuels, corroded metals, and oxidized transuranic solids.
Hotwork Facilities
hot cells + glove boxes
Support Equipment
solvent extraction glovebox, irradiated materials DE, thermal analysis, waste form work
Radiological Limit
>1R/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
alpha/beta/gamma
Sample Encapsulation
No Sample Encapsulation Defined
Atmosphere
No Atmosphere Defined
Commissioning Date
No Commissioning Date Defined
Recent Upgrade
No Recent Upgrade Defined
RAM License
Department of Energy
License End Date
2099
Docket Number
No Docket Number Defined
User Facility
Yes
GAIN Partner
No
NSUF Partner
Yes
NE Use Percentage
No NE Use Percentage Defined
Utilization Hours
No Utilization Hours Defined
Number Of Users
No Number Of Users Defined
Number Of Staff
No Number Of Staff Defined
Point Of Contact
Dave Senor
Website URL
http://rpl.pnnl.gov/capabilities/atem.stm
Date Of Data
October 20, 2015