Below are the protocols for performing research with radionuclides. Protocols are developed in conjunction with the laboratory user. The user must approve and provide a hands on review of the protocols in the laboratory prior to performing research. Protocols from other users must be approved by the laboratory user.

The user based on laboratories are:

User Laboratories
Ken Czerwinski MSM-162, 163, 164/168, 165, 167, 170H, 172, 172A/B, 173, 242 and SEB-1138B/C
Thomas Hartmann MSM-234 and 236

The protocols includes isotopes, activity levels, mass levels, location, radiation safety level, air monitoring requirements, and engineering controls.

The protocols below are broken into primary and specific groups. The primary protocols are the basis of the specific protocols. The primary protocol numbers will be tracked on the specific protocols. These numbers appear on the first page of each protocol. The protocols are Word documents.

The protocols below can be use as templates for new protocols. Primary protocol links are under #. The specific protocols links are in the Specific Protocol column.

Protocols for Ken Czerwinski and Frederic Poineau (KRC-#)

#
Primary Protocol
Comments
Laboratory Safety Level (Maximum)
Specific Protocol
Expiration date
1
Pressure Vessel Reactions for Radioelement Compounds
Experiments with pressure vessels.  Primarily designed for hydrothermal synthesis
3

1-Dec-18

2 Cutting Radionuclide Containing Material Preparation of cut samples containing radionuclides 4 KRC-2-001 15-Mar-18
3
Solution Reactions with Radioactive Material
Basis for any reaction involving radioactive material in solution.  There is no limit on solution, reaction gas, experimental manipulation, or radionuclide product state.  
3
1-Dec-18
4
Experiments with uranium hexafluoride
Basis for studies with uranium hexafluoride
4
1-Dec-18
5
High Temperature Reactions with Radioelements
Reaction of radioelements in furnaces. These include sealed vials, flowing gas, arc melting, and muffle furnace reactions.
4
15-Mar-18
6
Weighing Radioactive Material
For determining mass of radioactive material, including dry dispersible forms
3
1-Dec-18
7
Centrifuge Radioelement Containing Samples
Centrifuge, isolation, and drying of samples prepared by centrifuge
4
1-Dec-18
9
Preparation and analysis of radioactive solutions by spectroscopic or chromatographic methods
For performing spectroscopic or chromatographic analysis of radioactive solution to determine concentration or speciation
3
1-Dec-18
10
Radionuclide sample preparation and analysis by liquid scintillation counting
Preparation and counting of radioactive samples  by liquid scintillation
2
1-Dec-18
11
Arc Melting Samples Containing Radioelements
Treatment of radioactive samples by arc melting
4
1-Dec-18

Protocols for Thomas Hartmann (TH-#)

#
Title

TH-001

Leaching of Tc-99 from Advanced Ceramic Waste Forms

TH-002

XRD Analysis of U-238 and Tc-99 Containing Materials

TH-003

TEM and SEM Sample Preparation of Metallic Uranium Samples

TH-004

Glove-box Based Preparation of Tc-99 Based Powders for Subsequent Sintering or ASTM Based Leaching Experiments

TH-005

Glove-Box Based Fabrication of Dense Uranium- or Technetium-containing Ceramics by Hot Uniaxial Pressing (HUP)

  last update: Wednesday 11-Apr-2018