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hot cell

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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hot Cell

 

a chamber for working with strongly radioactive substances, such as irradiated fuel elements, sample materials, and the structural elements of the active core of a reactor. At atomic research centers and laboratories hot cells are used in reactor technology and for work connected with material studies and physical and technological research.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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With a small 8 x 12 inch footprint and only 18 inches high, the self-contained Centrifan PE requires little space and will fit in a hotcell. The Centrifan PE provides rotor options which accommodate 6 x 20 mL Scintillation vials, 8 x 16 mm x 100 mm tubes, 16 x 1.6 mL Eppendorf tubes, 8 x 4mL (1 dram) vials, and 6 x 15 mL Falcon tubes.