Characterization Laboratory for Irradiated Materials (CLIM), University of Wisconsin Madison
CLIM provides specialized sample preparation and characterization facilities for post-irradiation examination of irradiated radioactive materials and uranium fuels. The laboratory is equipped with negative-pressure boxes, fume hoods, and polishing equipment for sample preparation, and scanning electron microscope (SEM) for the examination of radioactively hot samples. CLIM is an NSUF facility and we encourage collaborations with other universities and institutions for the use of this facility through the NSUF proposal process (http://nsuf.inl.gov)
The Materials Science Center at UW-Madison provides a full suite of SEM/FIB/TEM equipment, which can be used as long as the sample activity is below 1% of the current NRC limit for non-regulated sample handling.
ALL OF OUR EQUIPMENT CAN BE USED WITH RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS.
CLIM Rates (effective: July 01, 2016)
Ion Beam Lab Pay Schedule (effective: May 30, 2018)