Yachun Wang

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Dr. Yachun Wang
Idaho National Laboratory
Postdoc Research Associate
Nuclear Science &Technology

Yachun (Ya) Wang is currently a Postdoc Research Associate in Irradiated Fuels and Materials department (C610) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Yachun earned her Ph.D in Nuclear Science & Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Yachun has research background in uncovering the corrosion mechanism in ceramic materials and molten salt cored NiCr alloys through microstructural characterization methods (X-ray, SEM, FIB, TEM, and XPS). She also accumulated hands-on experience in in-situ microscale mechanical testing of structural materials and characterizing irradiated metallic fuel during her internship at INL-MFC. In the current Postdoc position, Yachun is focusing on in-situ microscale mechanical testing of nuclear materials. In addition, Yachun will promote the development and application of microscale digital image correlation (µDIC) method to facilitate full-filed and local displacement and strain analysis for microscale mechanical testing. 

Electron Microscopy, Fuel Cladding Chemical Interaction (FCCI), Irradiated Cladding, Microstructural Analysis, Tensile Properties
"Fuel-cladding chemical interaction of a prototype annular U-10Zr fuel with Fe-12Cr ferritic/martensitic HT-9 cladding" Xiang Liu, Luca Capriotti, Tiankai Yao, Jason Harp, Michael Benson, Yachun Wang, Fei Teng, Lingfeng He, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002231152031196X#ack0001 Vol. 544 2021 Link
"Measurement of grain boundary strength of Inconel X-750 superalloy using in-situ micro-tensile testing techniques in FIB/SEM system" Yachun Wang, Xiang Liu, Daniel Murray, Fei Teng, Wen Jiang, Mukesh Bachhav, Laura Hawkins, Emmanuel Perez, Cheng Sun, Xianming Bai, Jie Lian, Colin Judge, John Jackson, Robert Carter, Lingfeng He, Materials Science & Engineering Vol. 849 2022
NSUF Articles:
RTE 2nd Call Awards Announced - Projects total approximately $1.6 million These project awards went to principal investigators from 26 U.S. universities, eight national laboratories, two British universities, and one Canadian laboratory. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Calls and Awards
Department of Energy Nuclear Science User Facilities Awards 29 Rapid Turnaround Experiment Proposals - Awarded projects total nearly $1.14M in access awards Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - News Release, Calls and Awards