The WSU NUCS Core Facility is capable of measuring radioactive samples (currently limited to radioactive materials containing thorium and uranium) in the Varian 600 MHz NMR spectrometer, the Bruker D8 Venture single crystal X-ray diffractometer, the Bruker D2 Phaser Powder X-ray diffractometer. Please contact the NUCS Core Facility staff if other materials are desired to be analyzed.

Radioactive samples can be run by users that have been trained in when, where and how to prepare, collect, and look for contamination of radioactive samples and have documented radiation safety training (completion of Radiation Safety Office Training Courses #1-9, 13, & 14 for NMR sample analysis, and completion of Radiation Safety Office Training Courses #1-10, 13, & 14 for X-ray diffraction or X-ray absorption sample analysis). Users that are approved to analyze radioactive samples must also follow the:

Standard Operating Procedure for the Analysis of Radioactive NMR Samples

Standard Operating Procedure for the Analysis of Radioactive Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Samples

Standard Operating Procedure for the Analysis of Radioactive Powder X-ray Diffraction Samples

Standard Operating Procedure for the Analysis of Radioactive X-ray Absorption/Emission Samples

A copy of each procedure is available at the respective instrument used to measure radioactive samples.

Users that have been approved to analyze radioactive samples in the WSU NUCS Core Facility receive approval for one calendar year from their approval date. After the initial calendar year, each user’s approval can be extended for an additional year upon providing the NUCS Core Facility staff with documentation of completion of the Radiation Safety Office Training Course #15 (Annual Refresher).

NUCS Core Facility staff are also capable of analyzing radioactive samples. To submit a radioactive sample for analysis, please fill out the Submit a Sample for Analysis form and indicate that the sample is radioactive in the Notes/Comments section.

To submit your documentation to receive approval for the analysis of radioactive samples in the WSU NUCS Core Faciliity, please fill out the following form and include a screenshot of your Completed Trainings in MyResearch.