Radioactivity Service - PTF RADIOACTIVITE


Technical manager : Marc Garel


The PTF RADIOACTIVITE provides specific lab space devoted to radio-element manipulation and storage room for nuclear waste under ASN authority (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire).

The users manipulate classical isotopes for measurements of potential absorption of biogenic elements (14C for primary production, 33P pour phosphorus absorption, 32Si for silicium absorption and 3H for bacterial production). On request, other isotopes like 35S and 55Fe can also be used.

The access is controlled and needs a radio-protection certificate issued by ASN. Due to these constrains, this PTF is only open to MIO members. 

The equipment includes

  • •  Liquid scintillation counter Tricarb A2910 Perkin Elmer with sealed source 133Ba
  • •  Liquid scintillation Hidex 300 SL
  • •  Liquid scintillation Hidex 300 SLL with automatic sampler
  • •  Liquid scintillation Triatler for fieldwok