Construction of the Diagnostic Centre for Highly Sensitive Analytical Instruments was finished

In April 2015, under the project SUSEN was successfully completed the construction of the Diagnostic Center for Highly Sensitive Analytical Instruments (hereafter „DCHSAI“) and was also set the frame for monitored and controlled area to handle the radioactive samples.

The whole building was designed to protect highly sensitive equipment against unwanted vibrations, which could cause deviations from the values guaranteed by the supplier of equipment and also has a protective shield against the influence of surrounding electromagnetic field. Because of the real threat of floods, the building included raising the foundation above the ground to protect all the sensitive equipment. The building is also equipped with the device for monitoring of the radiation levels.
DCHSAI offers complex structural and chemical analysis with the evaluation of the static mechanical properties of metallic and nonmetallic materials, provides a wide range of analyzes to evaluate the causes of material degradation due to mechanical, thermal, chemical and radiation damage. The center is therefore unique for preparation and analyzes of radioactive samples by high resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-STEM). This microscope is one of the most important technologies in conjunction with the Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM). Both microscopes will be installed in the coming months, not later than at the end of August this year. For analyzing the chemical composition of materials are used the electron microscopes detectors and especially secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) with a sensitivity to certain elements up to ppm, which is unique on a worldwide scale.

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