EMSL RADIOCHEMISTRY ANNEX
The new Radiochemistry Annex at EMSL is designed to accelerate scientific discovery and the understanding of the fate of radionuclides in the environment.
The caliber of research, instruments, and access to EMSL staff scientists at this modern laboratory is expected to draw top radiochemistry scientists from around the world. The combination of a radiochemistry user facility with access to a full suite of state-of-the-art instrumentation co-located in one facility is unique in the United States, and it is one of just a few such facilities worldwide.
Instruments at this laboratory are ideally designed for the study of contaminated environmental materials and examination of radionuclides and chemical signatures. The Radiochemistry Annex offers nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) capabilities and surface science capabilities, such as X-ray photo emission spectrometers, electron microscopy, electron microprobe (EMP), transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and more.
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The Radiochemistry Annex will be an environment where multiple experimental approaches are encouraged. Investigating problems at an integrated, cross-disciplinary level encourages holistic understanding, which ultimately provides policy makers the information they need to make sound remediation choices.
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science is investing in EMSL. The $4.5 million facility is funded programmatically through DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Scientific instrumentation, meanwhile, is funded with $6 million in ARRA funds and through relocation of existing EMSL instruments.
The Radiochemistry Annex is set to fully open to the global user community in Spring 2014. Selected new radiological capabilities are already available in limited capacity.
— Ian Farnan, EMSL User from Cambridge University
For details on these instruments and to see their arrangement in the Radiochemistry Annex, see our brochure.
Like all of EMSL's capabilities, those housed in the Radiochemistry Annex are available to the scientific community at no cost for openly published research. Scientists gain access to instruments and collaborate with onsite microscopy experts through a peer-reviewed proposal process.