• Novel sample preparation techniques (e.g. sectioning of concrete cores whilst retaining the volatile 3H inventory)
  • Pure beta and electron capture radionuclides in wastes (36Cl, 41Ca, 45Ca, 55Fe, 63Ni, 113mCd)
  • High precision isotopic ratio measurements for source apportionment studies
  • Low level measurements of radionuclides (e.g. U, Th and K in particle physics detector components)
  • Rapid radiochemical separation techniques to facilitate high throughput analysis (e.g. Pu and U in soils)
  • Techniques for characterisation of unusual or hazardous materials (e.g.3H and 14C in Na metal and asbestos, gross alpha/beta and 3H in saturated ZnBr2)
  • Development of non-radioanalytical techniques for radioactive waste characterisation (e.g. EDTA, citrate and NH4+ in ion exchange resins)