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Energy and Global Security

Experimental Operations and Facilities

The Experimental Operations and Facilities Division provides engineering design and drafting services and manages complex, high-hazard facilities dedicated to nuclear research.

The Engineering Operations Group of the Experimental Operations and Facilities Division provides project engineering, design engineering, and drafting services to the Laboratory and outside researchers. The group is comprised of engineers, designers/drafters, and administrative support staff. Engineering and drafting for project and design support of accelerators, reactors, and related experimental apparatus constitutes the major activity of the Engineering Operations Group.

The capabilities of the group span a broad area, from project management to detail design of systems and components. Members of the group have been extensively involved in such projects as the Advanced Photon Source (APS), the Structural Biology Center X-ray Beamlines, and the High Throughput Electrorefiner (HTER). In addition to the group’s conventional machine design capabilities, Engineering Operations has considerable expertise in such areas as vacuum systems, cryogenic technology, manufacturing engineering, and instrumentation and control systems.

The facilities of EOF Division support critical work across the Energy and Global Security directorate and require specialized skills and expertise to manage and operate. Facilities operated by EOF include:

  • Low-Energy Accelerator Facility (LEAF)
  • Natural Convection Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility (NSTF)
  • Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopy (IVEM)-Tandem
  • Irradiated Materials Laboratory (IML)

EOF supports Argonne’s strong tradition of R&D excellence through a commitment to maintaining and advancing safe, state-of-the-art capabilities that enable research teams to focus on what they do best.


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