Articles

Articles

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Newletter

How The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) Supports Industry Research

Through the NSUF’s competitive proposal programs, the nuclear industry is supported with access to world-class research facilities.

A major goal of the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is to offer unparalleled 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, test vehicle assembly, irradiation safety analysis, and post irradiation examination.  Through the NSUF’s competitive proposal programs, the nuclear industry is supported with access to these world-class research facilities to aid in achieving their individual missions.  Boopathy Kombaiah is the instrument scientist for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) at the Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory (IMCL) and is the lead...

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Calls and Awards

First FY 2022 RTE Call Now Open

This cycle opened on 1/17/2022 and will close 2/28/2022.

This cycle opened on 1/17/2022 and will close 2/28/2022.The first FY 2022 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) call has opened.Proposals are due Monday, February 28th, 2022. The RTE award process offers an avenue for researchers to perform irradiation effects studies of limited scope on nuclear fuels and materials of interest utilizing NSUF facilities. Applications are accepted from all levels of experience including graduate students and very early career researchers. Completion of RTE projects is expected within 9 months of award. Prospective researchers are strongly encouraged to request samples from the NSUF Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library. RTE proposals are typically solicited...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Calls and Awards

FY 2022 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) Update

Prior to the opening of the FY 2022 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) call, the NSUF will be making two changes to the solicitation process.

Prior to the opening of the FY 2022 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) call, the NSUF will be making two changes to the solicitation process. Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) Update Prior to the opening of the FY 2022 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) call, the NSUF will be making two changes to the solicitation process. The first change will be to give special consideration to each Principal Investigator (PI) from a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). The second change will implement two new rules designed to make initial information from RTE projects available to the research community in a timely manner. Call Dates The first cycle of...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Newsletter

NSUF, EPRI Pilot Project paves way for reactor life extensions

By Paul Menser for INL Communications and Outreach A study that began in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has finished its third and final phase. The study provides important insight that will not only extend the life of the United States’ fleet of nuclear power plants but also provides an example of a joint government-industry testing program. Before the study, there was limited data on how materials behave in the tough reactor environment – specifically the cracking behavior and fracture-toughness in two materials that are commonly used reactors – alloy X-750 and XM-19....

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