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Ralph James
Associate Laboratory Director

Analytical Development

  • Spectroscopy and Separations
  • Materials Characterization and Nuclear Measurements
  • Chemical Analysis Logistics
  • Glass Shop

The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Analytical Development Directorate supports the quest for understanding chemical processes and materials through the application of analytical chemistry under a wide range of conditions and requirements.  Since many of the materials being studied are unique to nuclear missions, our scientists are frequently called upon to adapt existing methods, instruments, and strategies to specific situations.  Analytical Development has a broad arsenal of analytical capabilities to support the full spectrum of its customers’ analytical chemistry needs.

SRNL has more than 50 years of proven success in applying analytical chemistry techniques to provide solutions and understanding to a broad range of challenging problems.  We specialize in high-quality research level analyses, instrumentation and analyzers developed for field and process measurements, and analytical methods for unusual and and difficult situations.

The Savannah River National Laboratory’s (SRNL) Analytical Development Directorate provides comprehensive Nuclear Analytical Chemistry and Technology services to a variety of customers.  The Analytical Development Directorate customer base includes organizations within SRNL, the Savannah River Site, other members of the DOE complex, and commercial entities.  

The Analytical Development Directorate is able to assist a variety of Research and Development programs, by:

  • providing specialized laboratory analyses for the unique customer needs
  • developing, adapting, and implementing new analytical methods and technologies
  • serving as a technical analytical resource on nuclear and analytical measurements
  • researching and developing innovative new technologies

The Analytical Development Directorate is an essential source of Nuclear Analytical Chemistry and Technology and is a provider of basic analytical chemistry services and method development. 



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