Development and maintenance of materials for nuclear power plants and aerospace usage is an important area of the materials science. It includes the study of various aspects of materials damage as well as an improvement and development of new observation and testing techniques. New research facility for materials study in Rez allows perform mechanical testing and microstructural analysis using novel techniques specially developed for irradiated materials. New hot cells complex allows to operate with irradiated samples up to 300 TBq of 60Co. In this work, the instrumentation part and the operation procedure are described.Keywords: Hot cells, mechanical testing, irradiated materials, radiation damage
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