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Description: This image shows manipulator arms at work in one of the hot cell of the Nuclear Materials Characterization Department (NMCD). The analytical lab has six shielded hot cells for receiving and analyzing highly radioactive materials. The hot cells are made of two feet thick, high-density concrete, with leaded glass shielding windows. A pneumatic transfer system brings samples to the hot cells from other facilities or moves finished samples to a waste cask for disposal. A chain-driven cart moves samples from one cell to the next, and the manipulators allow staff to work with the samples without danger of exposure. Manipulators have to be able to move very small objects and allow maximum freedom of movement.
Keywords: radiochemistry • manipulator • reactor • radioactive • hot cell • image
Categories: Applications > Energy > Nuclear energy
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: Idaho National Laboratory
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Date created: 14 November 2007
Date added: 31 March 2011
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Resource ID: 3604