The current mission of the Analytical Laboratory (AL) is to (a) perform chemical, radiochemical and physical measurements; (b) provide nondestructive analysis measurements; and (c) conduct applied research and engineering development activities in support of advanced nuclear fuel design, waste management, environmental, and other programs conducted at the Materials and Fuels Complex and Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The mission is accomplished through a broad range of analytical chemistry capabilities.
As a result of this mission, AL receives a wide variety of samples from across INL, as well as from other outside entities. Sample types include liquids, solids, and irradiated/unirradiated fuel related to activities such as research and development, material accountability, radiation monitoring, process monitoring, and environmental monitoring. Engineering development activities, such as the preparation of samples for irradiation testing, are also supported by the AL.
TRU containing metallic fuel fabrication, glove boxes, and fume hoods.
Warm (radiotracers and Glovebox work) laboratory/bench-scale testing and analytical capabilities, 5 glove boxes
HazCat3, filtered exhaust, direct connection to FCF and HFEF, and gets samples from HFEF
The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's only designated nuclear energy user facility. Through peer-reviewed proposal processes, the NSUF provides researchers access to neutron, ion, and gamma irradiations, post-irradiation examination and beamline capabilities at Idaho National Laboratory and a diverse mix of university, national laboratory and industry partner institutions.