Wednesday, January 13, 2021Calls and Awards
The first FY 2021 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) has opened. Proposals are due Thursday, February 25th.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. 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 solicited and awarded three times per year. They are reviewed and evaluated for technical merit, relevancy, and feasibility. The number of awards is dependent on the availability of funding.
The 2020 NSUF Annual Review presentations are now available onlineThe 2020 NSUF Annual Review presentations are now available onlineThe 2020 NSUF Annual Review presentations are now available. Please access each presentation using the links below:Kennedy - Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) FY 2020 OverviewSeleker - Review OverviewOgden - FY2020 Preliminary Metrics and ChallengesPimblott - Analysis of the NSUF Research PortfolioBean - CINR Awards and StatusBenson - Rapid Turnaround ExperimentsWall - Irradiation of Sensors and Adhesive Couplants for Application in LWR Primary Loop Piping and ComponentsYeom - Investigation of Degradation Mechanisms of Cr-coated Zirconium Alloy Cladding in Reactivity Initiated Accidents (RIA)Murty - Effect of Neutron Irradiation on Microstructure and Mechanical
Monday, July 20, 2020Researcher Highlight
Haiming WenThe nearly 500 samples of steels and advanced alloys in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are part of a giant, seven-year Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) project led by Assistant Professor Haiming Wen of Missouri University of Science and Technology that will contribute to improving alloy performance and durability for advanced nuclear reactors.“The materials in a nuclear reactor are the key to the development and deployment of advanced nuclear reactors,” Wen said. “We want to improve the radiation performance of the materials such as steels.”The approximately $3 million innovative project funded by the U.S.