Uncovering the Past

Uncovering the Past

Researchers Create 3D Images of Fossils

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NSUF Deputy Director Announced

NSUF Deputy Director Announced

Collin Knight Takes on New Role in the Nuclear Science User Facilities

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30 Rapid Turnaround Experiment Proposals Awarded

30 Rapid Turnaround Experiment Proposals Awarded

Awards total approximately $1.53M.

NSUF Annual Report Now Available

NSUF Annual Report Now Available

Four Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Proposals Awarded

Four Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Proposals Awarded

Awards total approximately $2.2M

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Registration Open: FY 2023 CINR FOA Webinar

Registration Open: FY 2023 CINR FOA Webinar

The webinar will be held August 8-11, 2022. Registration is now open.

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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.


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.


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.


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

Search R&D Databases

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


Awarded Experiments


Journal Publications




Partner 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.


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.