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Instrument Description

The shielded CAMECA SX100R electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA) is an electron beam instrument used to measure the chemical composition of solid specimens on a micrometer scale. Like a scanning electron microscope (SEM), the EPMA is capable of collecting electron images of specimens; however, whereas the SEM is optimized for image collection, the EPMA is optimized for the collection of quantitative chemical compositional data. With proper standards, the EPMA can quantify elements from B to Cm.  This particular instrument, a Cameca SX100R, is shielded for radioactive samples up to 3 Ci of 137Cs.  It is equipped with four wavelength dispersive spectrometers and uses a probe for EPMA as its quantitative software package.



It is currently being used to study the distribution of fission products in metallic and TRISO-type fuels.



Shielded for radioactive samples up to 3 Ci of 137Cs

Four wavelength dispersive spectrometers
Probe for EPMA as its quantitative software package

Instrument sample preparation area; Shielded optical microscopy vacuum testing chambers testing properties gross and isotopic gamma scanning; Instron remote load frame gas measurement and analysis accident condition simulator furnace extrusion; Metallic fuel line; Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative glovebox; Glovebox advance casting system furnace; Metallic fuel line; Metallic fuel line handling; Inert-radiological gloveboxes; Uranium handling repackaging glovebox; Transuranic breakout glovebox gamma irradiator surveillance glovebox line; Cell area Quanta 3D FEG dual-beam SEM FIB JSM-7000f SEM; Gatan precision etching and coating system; Gatan precision ion polishing systems II; Gatan precision ion polishing systems JEM 2010 STEM Cameca SX100R EPMA FEI QUANTA 3D FEG Titan ChemiSTEM FEG-STEM FEI Helios dual-beam SEM-plasma FIB diffraction; Micro X-ray diffractometer Di LemmaJEOL JSM-7000f SEM coupled plasma-mass spectrometer coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer; Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer coupled plasma-mass spectrometer advance casting system furnace; Hot uniaxial press furnace mass spectrometer; ELTRA CS-800; ELTRA ONH-2000 furnace; Differential scanning calorimeter; Simultaneous thermal analyzer; Pushrod dilatometer; Laser flash analyzer Separator Laboratories X-ray diffractometer; X-ray diffraction; Hot uniaxial press furnace
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