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DOE-NE Awards 19 RTE Projects

Thursday, February 06, 2020 - Announcement, Calls and Awards, Newsletter, News Release

IDAHO FALLS -- The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has selected 19 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $690,000. These project awards went to 12 principal investigators from universities, five from national laboratories, one from industry, and one foreign university.   

 

The NSUF competitively selected these projects from a pool of high-quality RTE proposals submitted during the solicitation period. Each proposal was evaluated based on a variety of factors including technical approach, mission relevance, and scientific-technical merit.

 

The NSUF, managed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), provides unparalleled opportunities for nuclear energy researchers. Through the RTE solicitation, a researcher can apply for no-cost access to NSUF’s capabilities located across the United States. These capabilities encompass irradiation, post-irradiation examination, beamline, and high-performance computing equipment and expertise necessary to advance the understanding of irradiation effects in nuclear fuels and materials in support of DOE-NE’s mission.

 

Proposer Name

Institution

Proposal Title

NSUF Facility

Dominic Piedmont

University of Illinois

Atom Probe Tomography Study of Elemental Segregation and Precipitation in Ion-Irradiated Advanced Austenitic Alloy A709

Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)

Eva Zarkadoula

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Post-irradiation Microstructure Characterization of Radiation-Tolerant Piezoelectric Materials

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

Frank Garner

Radiation Effects Consulting

Radiation-accelerated, strain-induced martensitic transformation and its potential impact on performance of 304 stainless steel irradiated to high doses in PWRs following plant life extension

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Low Activation Materials Development and Analysis (LAMDA)

Gyuchul Park

Purdue University

Effects of cold rolling and induction casting on the microstructural evolution in irradiated uranium-10wt.% molybdenum (U-Mo) alloys

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Janelle Wharry

Purdue University

Unraveling the Mystery of Irradiation-Induced Void Closure

Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)

Jason Harp

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pulsed Neutron Characterization of U-1Pd-10Zr Irradiated Fuel

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Lujan center for Neutron Scattering

Jessica Krogstad

University of Illinois

Recrystallization Behavior in Irradiated Gadolinium Titanate as a Proxy for Structural Disorder

Argonne National Laboratory – Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscope Tandem Facility (IVEM)

Jian Gan

Idaho National Laboratory

Creation of gas bubble superlattice in tungsten and tungsten alloys

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and Argonne National Laboratory – Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscope Tandem Facility (IVEM)

Joshua Jones

The Ohio State University

Microstructure characterization of 6Li(n,a)3H reaction damage sapphire claddings

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and The Ohio State University - Ohio State University Research Reactor

Kaustubh Bawane

Virginia Tech

Ion Irradiation and TEM Characterization of Polymer Derived C-SiC-SiOC Nanocomposites

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and Texas A&M University - Accelerator Laboratory

Madhavan Radhakrishnan

University of New Mexico

Insights into the forced chemical redistribution in multi-layered Zr/Nb nanocomposites under heavy dose ion irradiation

Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)

Mark Daymond

Queen's University

Investigating the effect of irradiation on hydride formation and morphology in zirconium alloys

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Mukesh Bachhav

Idaho National Laboratory

Atom Probe characterization of neutron irradiated commercial ZIRLO® and AXIOM X2® alloys

Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS) and Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Osman El Atwani

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Investigating the Performance of Refractory High Entropy Alloys Under Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes

Argonne National Laboratory – Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscope Tandem Facility (IVEM)

Sri Tapaswi Nori

Purdue University

Microstructural Characterization of Neutron Irradiated HT-UPS steel to Support High-energy X-ray Studies

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Thomas Blue

The Ohio State University

Functional Testing of an Optical Fiber Based Gamma Thermometer in the HFIR Spent Fuel Pool

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Low Activation Materials Development and Analysis (LAMDA)

Weiyue Zhou

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In-situ Micro-tensile Testing for Measuring Grain Boundary Strength of NiCr Alloys under Simultaneous Irradiation and Corrosion Environments

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Xiaoyuan Lou

Auburn University

The origin of exceptional IASCC resistance of the additively-manufactured stainless steel after hot isostatic pressing

Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS) and University of Michigan - Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL)

Zhexian Zhang

University of New Mexico

Atom Probe Studies on the ballistic mixing induced precipitates in heavy ion irradiated CuNb multilayers system

Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)

 



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