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Nuclear Forensics and Radiochemistry Laboratory

The nuclear forensics and radiochemistry laboratory maintains a wide variety of instrumentation that is employed to develop a bench scale setup for PUREX chemical process of neutron irradiated uranium fuel surrogates. This laboratory is used to educate students on the fundamentals of radiochemistry and nuclear forensics. The laboratory allows students to explore current advances in the field. To demonstrate the nuclear forensics capabilities and handling special nuclear materials, glove box and fume hood are maintained. The lab is equipped with radiation spectroscopy and detection instruments such as NaI, HPGe and PIPS detectors to support nuclear forensics studies. The laboratory is used both in the educational and research programs for the department.