Resources for researchers
No other user facility in the United States offers the wide variety of reactors, hot cells, beamlines and analysis instrumentation that are available through the NSUF.
A wide variety of beamline facilities are available for experiments and analysis.
The NSUF offers researchers access to best-in-class gamma irradiation facilities.
The NSUF offers seven reactor facilities to users whose proposals are awarded access.
Users can be awarded access to a broad range of PIE facilities.
Proposals may be submitted for these samples, which were irradiated in ATR and EBR II.
Search the database of NSUF publications and presentations since its inception.
Search nuclear energy R&D infrastructure at national labs, universities and industry.
Providing researchers with advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to support a wide range of activities in harsh environments.
Meet our team
The NSUF headquarters is located at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Industry Program Lead
This is the Work We Do
NSUF research supports Department of Energy-Office of Nuclear Energy missions. Most of the research looks at either understanding the mechanisms of radiation on materials and fuels to address the challenges of the aging current fleet of reactors or looks at materials and fuels for the next generation.
Utah State University
University of California-Berkeley
Pennsylvania State University
Argonne National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Idaho National Laboratory
NSUF partner facilities
The NSUF and its partner facilities create a nationwide infrastructure that greatly expands the types of research available. This model utilizes a distributed partnership with each facility bringing exceptional capabilities to the relationship, including: reactors, beamlines, instruments, hot cells, and most importantly, expert mentors.