IMS 7f-Auto to support nuclear decommissioning R&D effort at Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Monday, January 15, 2018

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) recently placed an order for a CAMECA IMS 7f-Auto Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer.

Chosen for its superior capabilities for high throughput isotopic measurements on nuclear particles, the tool will equip the Collaborative Laboratory for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS) started at JAEA in April 2015.
CLAD represents the core of JAEA's effort on the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (1F), and promotes comprehensive basic research and applied studies tpwards nuclear decommissioning, such as radioactive waste processing and disposal, handling and analysis of fuel debris, and accident propagation and behavior evaluation.

JAEA is a long term user of CAMECA SIMS instruments with several ion microprobes in operation at its Tokai and Oarai facilities, including the first IMS 1300-HR³ Large Geometry SIMS.