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 sample carriers with a 1.1-inch opening 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.

Sample bottle
Sample Bottle