The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Irradiated Samples at the APS

*If your samples have been been irradiated with neutrons or ion beams they may be considered radioactive samples at the APS.  The following information must be provided: 

  • Source of irradiation (neutrons/ion beams)
  • If ion beams the ion and energy used
  • Date of irradiation
  • Current radiation dose of the samples (at contact and 30cm)
  • Isotopes present from neutron activation (with weight or activity)
  • Provide release criteria or paperwork (final survey) for the samples

Note: even if the samples were free released from another facility, the above information still needs to be provided to determine if the samples are considered radioactive at the APS.  This review needs to be completed before any samples are shipped to the APS.  If any questions please contact Wendy VanWingeren.