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, including ion, neutron, positron, and x-ray.
The NSUF offers researchers access to best-in-class gamma irradiation facilities.
The NSUF offers ten reactor facilities to users whose proposals are awarded access.
Users can be awarded access to a broad range of PIE facilities.
Providing researchers with advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to support a wide range of activities in harsh environments.
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Proposals may be submitted for these samples, which were irradiated in ATR and EBR II.
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The NSUF headquarters is located at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
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.
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.
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.