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Four Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Proposals Awarded

Monday, June 20, 2022 - Calls and Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected one industry, one DOE National Laboratory, and two university-led projects that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications.

DOE will support two of these projects with a total of $1.6 million in research funds.

All four of these projects will be supported by more than $2.2 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through the NSUF. 

Abstracts can be found here

ID

Title

PI

Scope

Institution

Access Value

22-26632

Mechanical Response and Chemical Effects at the Fuel-Cladding Interface of HT-9 and Metallic Fuel

Maria Okuniewski

NSUF-1

Purdue University

$651,854

22-26640

Accelerated Irradiation and Evaluation of Ultrastrong and Elastic Glassy Carbon

Junhua Jiang

NSUF-2.1

Idaho National Laboratory

$256,423

22-26646

Integrated Effects of Irradiation and Flibe Salt on Fuel Pebble and Structure Graphites for Molten Salt Reactors

Gabriel Meric

NSUF-2.1

Kairos Power

$833,191

22-27129

Gamma Irradiation Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Seismic Protective Devices

Andrew Whittaker

NSUF-1

University at Buffalo

$451,337




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