19–23 Jun 2023
Hofburg Palace & Online
Europe/Vienna timezone

Development of a Modernized Radionuclide Laboratory System to Support the new Generation of International Monitoring Systems

21 Jun 2023, 11:00


Board: 19
E-poster T3.2 Radionuclide Technologies and Applications Lightning talks: P2.2, P3.2, P3.6


Michael Foxe (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL))


As the new generation of International Monitoring Systems (IMS) stations radioxenon are being deployed, the radionuclide laboratories are seeing an increase in samples sent for reanalysis. These samples include both radioxenon spikes and environmental backgrounds. Additionally, the sample volumes have increased with the new systems to further improve the minimum detectable concentrations. We have developed an upgraded radioxenon laboratory system that is capable of automatically processing four samples from a new generation IMS stations in series. The system leverages technologies implemented within the new generation of IMS stations to allow for better state of health tracking and automated measurement without the need for liquid nitrogen for the gas processing. In this presentation, we outline the design of the modernized U.S. radionuclide laboratory system and detail the improved capabilities for sample measurement. Additionally, we highlight the potential for increased sample verification with the updated processing and measurement system.

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Enhancing the radionuclide laboratories allows for improved coordination with IMS stations for sample verification. To assist in this effort, we have developed an upgraded laboratory system for USL16-NGL based on the new IMS station technology.

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Primary author

Michael Foxe (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL))


Mr Ian Cameron (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) Mr Thomas Hallen (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) Mr James Hayes (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) Lance Lidey (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) Mr Michael Mayer (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) Ms Jennifer Mendez (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) Dr Rose Perea (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) Mr Johnathan Slack (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL))

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