NSUF awards 33 Rapid Turnaround Experiments

NSUF awards 33 Rapid Turnaround Experiments

Awards total approximately $1.9 million

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Rapid Turnaround Experiment

Rapid Turnaround Experiment

FY24 3rd call now open!

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U.S. Department of Energy Surpasses $1 Billion in Support   to U.S. Colleges and Universities to Advance Nuclear Science and Technology

U.S. Department of Energy Surpasses $1 Billion in Support
to U.S. Colleges and Universities to Advance Nuclear Science and Technology

$6.6 million awarded to Nuclear Science User Facilities projects

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New device positions Penn State at the forefront of university research reactors

New device positions Penn State at the forefront of university research reactors

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First innovative NuScale experiment cycle completed, en route to post-irradiation examination

First innovative NuScale experiment cycle completed, en route to post-irradiation examination

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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.

Beamline

A wide variety of beamline facilities are available, including ion, neutron, positron, and x-ray.

Gamma Irradiation

The NSUF offers researchers access to best-in-class gamma irradiation facilities.

Reactors

The NSUF offers ten reactor facilities to users whose proposals are awarded access.

Post-Irradiation Examination

Users can be awarded access to a broad range of PIE facilities.

Computing Resources

Providing researchers with advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to support a wide range of activities in harsh environments.

Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Database

Search nuclear energy R&D infrastructure at national labs, universities and industry.

Nuclear Fuels & Materials Library

Proposals may be submitted for these samples, which were irradiated in ATR and EBR II.

Publications

Search the database of NSUF publications and presentations since its inception.

Search R&D Databases

Search projects, samples, researchers, publications, and capabilities.

825

Projects

569

Publications

193

Presentations

21

Institutions

57

Facilities

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 current fleet of reactors or looks at materials and fuels for the next generation.

FEATURED RESEARCHERS

The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) offers unparalleled research opportunities for nuclear energy researchers. Users are provided access (at no cost to the researcher) to world-class nuclear research facilities, technical expertise from experienced scientists and engineers, and assistance with experiment design, assembly, safety analysis and examination.

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.