Minasian Research Lab
at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Thorium and Uranium Chemistry Labs
We maintain multiple lab spaces where we do Th, U, and non-radioactive chemistry. Our chemistry is largely air-sensitive and made possible by a fleet of inert-atmosphere gloveboxes and Schlenk lines. In addition to our coordination chemistry equipment, we have equipment dedicated to the synthesis of actinide nanoparticles.
Transuranic Chemistry Labs
We do our transuranic chemistry in the Heavy Elements Research Laboratory (HERL) at LBNL. We do chemistry with a variety of low-activity isotopes in dedicated fume hoods and inert-atmosphere gloveboxes. We leverage access to a range of on-site facilities and transuranic instrumentation to perform advanced characterization.
In addition to our dedicated instruments, we take advantage of on-site instruments including SC-XRD and TEM to characterize our compounds. Moreover, we utilize a range of soft and hard X-ray characterization techniques to probe the electronic structure of our samples. These studies are possible thanks to generous access to facilities including the ALS, CLS, and SSRL.
Berkeley Lab Site
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab sits on a 202-acre site overlooking the San Francisco Bay. We are a multidisciplinary organization with access to a wide variety of experimental and computational expertise. In addition to our on-site facilities, the lab maintains close relations with UC Berkeley and has routine access to campus facilities.