The Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) is an exciting endeavour for Queen's Nuclear Materials researchers, led by Professor Mark Daymond. The RMTL uses a proton accelerator to introduce damage into materials at a microscopic scale. By studying the effects of this damage on the way that materials behave we can gain insight into, and draw parallels with, the way that materials are damaged within a nuclear reactor.
What we do
Exploring nuclear materials safely
Capabilities and Services
Nuclear Materials Group
Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory
The RMTL is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, equipment manufacturers, Queen’s and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the RMTL supports the development of safe and economical nuclear power for Canada.