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We have a variety of facilities on the PNNL campus for nuclear energy research, some of which can be accessed by researchers across the nation under DOE's Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) program. Our facilities are multi-mission and multi-client, leveraging science and applied missions.


Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (325, Multi-Program, Hazard Category II Non-Reactor Facility)

  • Hot cells
  • Process Testing
    • Chemistry
    • Characterization
    • Separations

Process Development Laboratories (PDL East/West)

  • Advanced Melter Platform
  • Test skids

Radiation Measurement Sciences Laboratory (318)

  • Neutron Science
  • Non-Destructive Analysis
  • Dosimetry

Advanced Processing and Engineering Laboratory (APEL)

  • Glass development lab
  • Simulant design and verification
  • Interfacial and colloidal science
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Material Sciences Laboratory & EMSL Rad Annex (3410)

  • Structural analysis
  • Materials characterization
  • Mechanical testing
  • Erosion/corrosion testing

Ultra Low Background (3430)

  • Trace Analysis
  • Ultrapure materials

Radiation Detection (3420)

  • Radiation Transport
  • Radiochemistry and Analysis

Nuclear Energy

Research Areas & Services