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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

GAU-Radioanalytical Laboratories (GAU)

GAU-Radioanalytical Laboratories (GAU) is a long-established and experienced commercial group providing radioanalytical services, consultancy and research support for government, industrial and academic sectors. Our expertise in radiometric analysis, radioanalytical project management, R&D and training is widely recognised. Our capability is underpinned by highly skilled staff, state-of-the-art facilities and high impact research covering the nuclear, chemical and geochemical sectors. Radioanalytical services include alpha and gamma spectrometry, liquid scintillation analysis, 3H, 14C, 36Cl and 129I extraction, and mass spectrometry all of which are available to in-house researchers and external clients.

GAU is a UKAS accredited laboratory (BS EN ISO/IEC 17025).

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Our research predomonantly originates from commercial activities and partnerships with our clients in the nuclear decommissioning, environmental/workplace monitoring, and nuclear safeguarding sectors. GAU's focus research areas include: waste characterisation and analytical techniques, remediation technologies, nuclear forensics, and environmental studies.

GAU's research is undertaken by its highly trained and experienced postdoctoral staff, associated PhD and masters students.


Radionuclides originating from a nuclear reactor
Radionuclides originating from a nuclear reactor
Gamma detectors
Gamma detectors
Alpha Spectrometers
Alpha Spectrometers
A Quantulus Ultra Low Background Liquid Scintillation Counter

Contact us:
GAU Main Office
T: +44 (0) 23 80 596587

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