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Physical Sciences Facility 3420

Physical Sciences Facility 3420

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The laboratories in the 3420 building of the Physical Sciences Facility support a broad range of radiochemistry, radiation detection, and instrument development.

Shallow Underground Laboratory

Shallow Underground Laboratory

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The Shallow Underground Laboratory houses some of the world's most sensitive radiation detection systems and supports ultra-low-background research and development for environmental, national security and fundamental physics. The facility contains research to support international treaty verification to prevent and counter acts of terrorism as well as the search for dark matter in the universe.

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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EMSL is DOE's premier molecular sciences laboratory with state-of-the-art instruments, such as powerful microscopes, spectrometers, and a supercomputer. The instruments are used daily to help solve national and international scientific challenges. They are available to biologists, chemists, geologists, physicists, and environmental, materials, and medical research scientists. EMSL's mission as a national scientific user facility is to lead molecular-level discoveries that translate to predictive understanding and accelerated solutions for national energy and environmental challenges. In addition to technical capabilities including mass spectrometers, microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, and surface characterization tools, EMSL's high performance computing facility provides technical resources and expertise for Particle Physics Program computing at PNNL.

EMSL Radiochemistry Annex

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 spectroscopic and imaging instruments are ideally designed for the study of contaminated environmental materials and examination of radionuclides and chemical signatures.

Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

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The Radiochemical Processing Laboratory's mission is to provide core capability in applied nuclear science and technology, furthering innovative radiological material processes and solutions for environmental, nuclear energy and national security initiatives.

Irradiation Facilities

The Radiological Calibrations Laboratory (318 Building) provides technical services and testing for a large variety of radiological instrumentation and dosimetry. Testing includes neutron, photon, and beta exposure facilities through the use of radiation-generating devices and other radiological sources as well as the ability to emulate a variety of environmental conditions.

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