Radioactive materials can occur naturally or through technologically enhanced activity. Radioactive materials characterization helps to identify the potential impacts or effects of specific radionuclides on different materials. This is especially important when designing power plants and components used in generating nuclear power.
SwRI has extensive experience evaluating structural materials which are radiologically active as part of failure analyses or applied material characterizations. SwRI’s in-house radioactive hot laboratory makes it uniquely suited for conducting these critical evaluations.