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Radiochemistry Annex Layout
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Additional Information

The Radiochemistry Annex at EMSL is designed to accelerate scientific discovery and deepen the understanding of the chemical fate and transport of radionuclides in terrestrial and subsurface ecosystems.

The caliber of research, instruments and access to EMSL staff scientists at this modern laboratory is drawing top radiochemistry scientists from around the world. The co-location of a user facility for radiochemistry and a full suite of state-of-the-art instrumentation is unique in the United States, and it is one of just a few such user facilities worldwide.

Nancy Washton and the 750MHz Wide-Bore NMR

The spectroscopic and imaging 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 capabilities and surface science capabilities, such X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, electron microprobe, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and more.

The Radiochemistry Annex is 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.

For details on the instruments and to see their arrangement in the Radiochemistry Annex, see our brochure. Coming soon, A virtual tour of the Radiochemistry Annex. Or, take a virtual tour of the Radiochemistry Annex.

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. Research conducted in the Radiochemistry Annex requires special information and handling. Prior to submitting a proposal, potential users should familiarize themselves with the guidance for using and shipping radioactive material to EMSL's Radiochemistry Annex.

Instruments per Laboratory

NMR and EPR Laboratory

TEM Laboratory

SEM Laboratory

EMP and SPM Laboratory

XPS Laboratory

Sample Receiving and Preparation/Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Terrestrial and Subsurface Ecosystems Science Theme Lead: Nancy Hess | , 509-371-6385