Conduct PIE of advanced fuels and materials, Examinations and head-end separations process, Fuels Examination and testing
Examine full-size LWR fuel, high-temperature fission product release testing, mm size fuel particle failure screening, Fuel Pin/Segment (2ft) full NDE, Full Length Rods full NDE + Large Scale Sizing), can accept NAC-LWT and T-2 casks into cells.
high activity + alpha/gamma, Specimen Prep Lab (SPL) with its associated laboratory hood and glove boxes.
The cells are lined with SS, A scanning electron microscope (SEM)/microprobe sample preparation cell is available to prepare small amounts of irradiated fuel or alpha-contaminated or irradiated materials for SEM/microprobe examination. Each window has manipulators + 3-ton crane. Core Conduction Cool-down Test Facility to test radioactive samples under controlled thermal conditions while monitoring the samples to determine the release rate of volatile radioactive materials. Decon cell on 2nd Floor
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.