The RSEL’s capabilities allow offerings of a variety of services. Together with the support of the NRE/MP Program faculty, the facility can be utilized to enhance and supplement the education of the on-campus and distance learning NRE and MP students, and to educate and train others. For example, the VCLA Laboratory can be used by therapists (in metro, state, regionally, nationally), dosimetrists, other professionals (including distance learning), and provide facilities for state/regional “Quality Assurance Labs” and other opportunities requiring clinical-quality linear accelerator beam-time. The high intensity neutron generator and radioisotopes in the RSEL have direct applicability to research, development, and testing of detectors new detector development and assessments in gamma radiation fields, etc, for faculty and customers in the metro area, state, southeast region and the nation. Moreover, installation of high dose rate irradiators are planned for use in biotechnology applications, instrument sterilization, and high dose rate dosimetry tests and calibrations.
The current RSEL capabilities are briefly summarized below.