Actinides & Fission Products Laboratory

Actinides and Fission Products Laboratory is a facility at the A. E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory which prepares samples for analysis on a 3MV accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS), on a triple quad inductive plasma mass spectrometer (QQQ-ICP MS) and on the UltraLEGe gamma-counting detector. The AE Lalonde AMS laboratory is supported by two actinide radiochemical laboratories – one for low level or environmental analyses and the second for high level samples such as uranium ore that contain higher concentrations of radionuclides. Radiometric counting equipment for alpha beta and gamma measurements is also available to supplement AMS analysis.