Alpha-Gamma Hot-Cell Facility at Argonne National Laboratory East

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The Alpha-Gamma Hot-Cell Facility has been in operation at Argonne National Laboratory East (ANL-E) for 15 years. The facility was designed for plutonium research in support of ANL's LMFBR program. The facility consists of a kilocurie, nitrogen-atmosphere alpha-gamma hot cell and supporting laboratories. Modifications to the facility and its equipment have been made over the years as the workload and nature of the work changed. These modifications included inerting the entire hot cell, adding four work stations, modifying in-loading procedures and examination equipment to handle longer test articles, and changing to a new sodium-vapor lighting system. Future upgrading includes the ... continued below

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Neimark, L.A.; Jackson, W.D. & Donahue, D.A. January 1, 1979.

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The Alpha-Gamma Hot-Cell Facility has been in operation at Argonne National Laboratory East (ANL-E) for 15 years. The facility was designed for plutonium research in support of ANL's LMFBR program. The facility consists of a kilocurie, nitrogen-atmosphere alpha-gamma hot cell and supporting laboratories. Modifications to the facility and its equipment have been made over the years as the workload and nature of the work changed. These modifications included inerting the entire hot cell, adding four work stations, modifying in-loading procedures and examination equipment to handle longer test articles, and changing to a new sodium-vapor lighting system. Future upgrading includes the addition of a decontamination and repair facility, use of radio-controlled transfer carts, refurbishment of the zinc bromide windows, and the installation of an Auger microprobe.

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  • American Nuclear Society meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 12 Nov 1979

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  • Report No.: CONF-791103-69
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5641523
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1088368

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Neimark, L.A.; Jackson, W.D. & Donahue, D.A. Alpha-Gamma Hot-Cell Facility at Argonne National Laboratory East, article, January 1, 1979; Illinois. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1088368/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.