The Low Dose Rate Irradiation Facility (LDRIF)
The LDRIF offers gamma (Cs-137) and neutron (AmBe) irradiation environments for low‐dose-rate, long‐duration testing of equipment, materials and components. The LDRIF includes two test cells and a setup/data acquisition lab. The LDRIF complements the GIF by expanding the range of available gamma dose rates from six to nine decades, offering gamma dose rates from 10-6 to 10‑1 rad/second. The neutron irradiation system consisting of the AmBe source and a large polyethylene chamber provides neutron dose rates from 10-6 rad/second to 10-5 rad/second.