Radiochemistry Teaching and Research Laboratory

The RSEC recently created a new radiochemistry research laboratory. This wet chemistry laboratory is equipped with a radioactive materials capable fume hood, a HEPA-filtered inert atmosphere glove box for radiochemical use, and a suite of chemicals and laboratory materials for radiochemical applications. The radiochemistry teaching laboratory was created several years ago with funding from DOE – REAP and NRC curriculum development funds, and provides a space for undergraduate and graduate students to obtain hands on experience with essential radiochemical concepts and techniques for applications in radionuclide detection and separations, environmental studies, nuclear fuel reprocessing, and nuclear forensics.

Radiochemistry Lab at RSEC

Radiochemistry Lab at RSEC



The Radiation Science & Engineering Center (RSEC) was established to manage Penn State's comprehensive nuclear research facilities, including the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Gamma Irradiation Facility, Radioactive sources and Radiation measurement resources. The RSEC provides safe nuclear analytical and testing facilities in support of the research and education activities of faculty, staff, and students at Penn State.

Radiation Science & Engineering Center

101 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-6351