Low Background Counting Facility

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Overview of the Facility

The SNOLAB Low Background Counting Facility was started in 2005 using facilities inherited from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). Currently, the facility provides services in low background counting using several facilities, including: gamma counting using ultra-lowbackgound germanium detectors, alpha counting using an XIA alpha counter, passive radon emanation, radon and thoron measurements with electrostatic counters and alpha-beta counters, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry, general gamma spectroscopy and consultation in low background materials and experiments.

SNOLAB currently operates low background facilities in the SNOLAB surface laboratories and in the deep underground laboratory at the 6800 ft level (6000 m.w.e.) of the Creighton Mine, which is located near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

The SNOLAB Low Background Counting Facility is open to users from the scientific community and associated industry. Please do not hesitate to contact us to determine how we can help with your projects.

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