Reactor Materials Research Center Facilities
Hamilton Scientific Pioneer Fume Foods
The Center has two Hamilton Scientific 8 foot benchtop fume hood units dedicated for use with radioactive material. The fume hoods were installed in 2013. They exhaust into the UW Nuclear Reactor Lab exhaust system. The exhaust system has HEPA filtration and is monitored for radioactivity. Each fume hood is equipped with two sinks. The sinks drain to a tank which is pumped forward to the UW Nuclear Reactor Lab hold tank for monitoring of radioactive materials.
JEOL JSM-6610 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
The Center houses a JEOL SEM with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) capabilities for fine-scale examination of neutron-irradiated samples and U-fuel samples for microstructural features such as porosity, micro-compositional variations, grain orientation, and topography.
JEOL JEM-200CX Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
A high resolution TEM exists for very high magnification imaging (up to 30,000X) for examination of radiation-induced defects such as dislocation loops and voids in nuclear reactor structural materials and fuels. The TEM is supported by a variety of equipment for TEM sample preparation of radioactive materials.
Hot Cell with Leaded Glass Window and Central Research Laboratories Manipulators
The Center has a hot cell with poured concrete walls, a leaded glass window and Central Research Laboratories manipulators. The manipulators were refurbished in 2013.