Radionuclear Applications Laboratory (RAL)

The RSEC RAL provides technical assistance to research personnel and industrial users who need to use radionuclear techniques in their research. The laboratory houses four complete high-purity germanium detector systems with state of the art electronics, multiple computer systems, and two automated sample changers. A Compton suppression system was added to enhance the sensitivity of measurements made in laboratory. A pneumatic tube transport system allows samples to be transported safely and quickly between the reactor core and the laboratory workstation.

Automated sample handling system, the high-purity germanium detector with shielding and DAQ system



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.

Radition Science & Engineering Center

101 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-6351