Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News

Oil Damages Los Alamos Laser Lab

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Comments
Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M., estimated that an oil spill at the Atlas pulse power facility in January caused $1.7 million in damage to a laser research facility in the basement. Seven ultrafast lasers, microscopes and tables were damaged in the lab, which is operated by the materials science and technology division.

Laboratory employees discovered that 5700 gallons of mineral oil had leaked from a 12,000-gallon tank. A preliminary investigation suggested that a gasket on the test tank had failed, but similar seals on the Atlas system itself displayed no problems.

Photonics Spectra
Apr 2001
MicroscopyResearch & TechnologyTech Pulse

Comments
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, info@photonics.com

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.