Ex-situ Analysis & Materials Development: Radiation Effects

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Detailed Description

DCF provides a range of ex-situ techniques designed to carry out detailed interrogation of the effects of radiation exposure on materials. Our laboratories are well suited to produce and analyse a wide range of materials, from spark plasma sintering innovative materials, such as nuclear ceramics, to identifying molecules with Raman spectroscopy, or to determine and map the texture and crystal structure of metals and composites (with our high end XRD and SEM). A number of other analytical instruments and techniques are also available – please contact the facility for details.

We also provide facilities and guidance for sample preparation, making all necessary steps of characterisation easily accessible in one place.

Equipment in use:

Struers Accutom 5 Sample Prep Precision Cutting
Hologic Faxitron Ultrafocus DXA X-Ray Imager
Struers CitoPress-20 Electro-hydraulic Hot Mounting Press Sample Mounting
Struers Labopol Grinder & Polisher
Struers Labotom 5 Precision Cutting
Struers Metason-200HT Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine
Struers Tegramin-25 Grinder & Polisher
Agilent 7890B Gas Chromatograph with PAl3 Autosampler
Cleaver Scientific Gel Doc
Mbraun Inert Atmosphere Positive Pressure Glove Box
Agilent 1260 Infinity High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-1600 & ICS-2100 Ion Chromatograph
BMG Labtech Microplate Reader
Analytik Differential Centrifuge Sedimentation Nanoparticle Size Analysis
Agilent Cary 5000 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer
Ultimaker 3D Printers (x3)
Micrometrics Acupyc II 1340 Pycnometer
Bruker EMX Nano Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy
GT Advanced Technologies (Supplied by Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd) Spark Plasma Sintering System
Lenton Tube Furnace
Precision X-ray MR350 Multi-rad 350 Irradiator
Hologic Faxitron Pro digital X-ray Cabinet
FTS Model 812 Gamma Irradiator
National Electrostatics Corporation, 7.5SH-Pelletron & 15SDH-4 Pelletron Ion Beam Accelerators