Experimental Facilities

LNM operates a broad spectrum of tools and facilities for chemical & microstructural or mechanical & physical properties characterization of in-active and highly radioactive specimens (bulk, surface, local). This involves both standard and complex non-standard material testing under extreme boundary conditions (high-temperature water, liquid metals, irradiation, ...) in unique facilities (STIP, in-situ irradiation creep, TMF, ...). LNM R&D hereby strongly benefits from the unique combination of large scale facilities available at PSI (hot lab, SLS, SINQ, SwissFEL) and its shielded FIB for targeted micro-sample preparation of highly radioactive materials.