Equipment at INE



Experimental facilities

  • Laboratories and infrastructure for working with radioactive materials including alpha emitting nuclides (hot cells, alpha box technology, boxes with inert gas atmosphere, isotope hoods)
  • CAD work stations for construction design and planning


Analytical facilities 

  • Analysis of radioactive materials: alpha-, beta- and gamma-spectrometry, liquid scintillation counting (including low level)
  • Element-and isotope analysis, AAS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS, HR-ICP-MS, XRF
  • ICP-MS combined with laser-ablation, Raman spectroscopy


Surface and solid state analyses  for radioactive samples  

  • SEM
  • ESCA-spectroscopy
  • AFM
  • powder XRD
  • μ-CT
  • ICP-MS combined with laser-ablation
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • XRF


Special analyses and speciation methods for radioactive samples

  • Time resolved laser-fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS), laser induced breakdown detection (LlBD), In-situ-colloid detection 
  • X-ray spectroscopy techniques (XAFS, XRD, HR-XANES/RIXS) at the INE-Beamline and ACT station at the KIT synchrotron source (for samples with activities up to 1E6 times the exemption limit) 
  • NMR instrumentation for radioactive samples