About the Radiochemistry facility
The NNUF-EXACT (Next Generation Accelerated Characterisation Technologies) facility aims to be a world-leading centre for radiochemistry. We provide research and training in the accelerated nuclear characterisation and remediation technologies which underpin:
- civil nuclear programmes
- decommissioning and site clean-up
- new nuclear infrastructure.
We are part of the government's National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF) project. NNUF is a distributed centre of excellence in nuclear science and technology. We are funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
NNUF-EXACT is based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). We provide an accessible test-bed facility and supporting infrastructure for:
- technology development
- validation and training
The facility also offers the opportunity to handle radioactive test materials and radiotracers.
We train project managers, site engineers and radiochemists. We've developed our training programme in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), our EXACT training partner. We provide courses on all aspects of nuclear characterisation, remediation and analysis.
We are open to users from academia and industry in the UK and to researchers from abroad. You can apply to use the facility through:
- funded access through the NNUF user access scheme
- non-funded access through direct application to us