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252Cf Fission Track Irradiation

A separate dedicated laboratory houses a well-shielded 252Cf fission track source for vacuum implantation of collimated Cf fission tracks into polished mineral surfaces.  This procedure is used to enhance the number of confined fission tracks for length measurement in selected samples, as required.

 

Instruments

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Shielded 252Cf irradiation source

Custom 3D printed irradiation holders