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Research Capabilities

Radiological Materials and Luminescence Research

PNNL provides state-of-the-art research capabilities supporting advances in dosimetry, radiation detection, and the use of luminescent materials. PNNL has the capability to perform a wide range of experimental research related to radiation detection systems and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). Laboratory spaces include the OSL laboratories, the radiation detection laboratories, and the phantom laboratory.

Core Capabilities:

  • Dosimetry research
  • Radiation detector and instrumentation research
  • Radiation measurement, standards development, and testing
  • Radioactive phantom research and development
  • Development of passive monitoring systems
  • International arms control and non-proliferation programs, including verification of compliance with international treaties involving nuclear materials.

Key Clients:

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • National Nuclear Security Agency
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Hanford Site contractors
  • Private industrial clients
  • International Atomic Energy Agency.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas