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Pneumatic Transport System (PTS) / Rabbit Facility
The pneumatic transport system, or rabbit, makes use of a vacuum system for insertion and extraction of samples in two-inch outer-diameter sample carriers for precisely-timed irradiations. Nalgene wide-mouth polyethylene 125 mL bottles are used to hold the samples during irradiations, and the pneumatic facility offers a ~3x1012 n/cm2/s maximum total flux and ~2x1012 n/cm2/s maximum thermal flux. Following a timed irradiation, the sample bottle is automatically returned to a shielded holding box.