Department of Energy Nuclear Science User Facilities Awards 31 Rapid Turnaround Experiment Research Proposals

Department of Energy Nuclear Science User Facilities Awards 31 Rapid Turnaround Experiment Research Proposals

 

IDAHO FALLS -- The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has selected 31 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling up to approximately $1.4 million. These projects will continue to advance the understanding of irradiation effects in nuclear fuels and materials in support of the mission of the DOE-NE.

 

The NSUF, first established at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is the nation’s only user facility sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Energy and solely dedicated to the advancement of nuclear energy. NSUF provides research teams with access to irradiation, post-irradiation examination, high-performance computing, and beamline capabilities at a diverse mix of affiliated partner facilities at university, national laboratory, and industry institutions across the country at no cost to the user.

 

The NSUF competitively selected the 31 RTE projects from a large number of high-quality proposals submitted during the solicitation period. Each proposal was evaluated based on a variety of factors including feasibility, mission relevance, and scientific-technical merit.

 

RTE project awards went to 18 Principal Investigators (PIs) from universities, 10 PIs from national laboratories, 2 PIs from foreign universities, and 1 PI from a foreign industry. The newly awarded RTE projects are:

PI Name

Institution

Proposal Title

Facility

Adrien Couet

University of Wisconsin

ChemiSTEM study of Nb redistribution in M5 irradiated at high burnup

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

Bei Ye

Argonne National Laboratory

In-Situ Observation of Radiation-Induced Phase Transformation in U-Mo

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

Casey McKinney

University of Florida

3D Microstructure Reconstruction of the Peripheral Region of MOX FBR Fuel

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Charlyne Smith

University of Florida

Impact of grain boundary mobility on fission gas bubble distribution of ion-irradiated monolithic U-Mo fuel

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

Daniel Jadernas

Studsvik Nuclear AB

Effects of dose and temperature on microstructural evolution of Zircaloy-4 alloys during proton irradiation

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

David Frazer

Los Alamos National Laboratory

In-Situ SEM Irradiation Enhanced Creep Studies of 14 YWT

Sandia National Laboratory - Tech Area 5/Ion Beam Analysis Laboratory (TA-V/IBA)

Fidelma Di Lemma

Idaho National Laboratory

In-situ separate effect studies of thermal and radiation effects on Xe diffusion in alpha-U and U-10Zr.

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

Guiqiu Zheng

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thermal diffusivity and microstructure analysis of in-core molten salt irradiated graphite

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Huan Yan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A study of the tensile response of HT-9 alloys following ATR irradiation to doses between 0.01 and 10 dpa at 300, 450 and 550C

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE)

Jack Haley

University of Oxford

On Surprising Dose Rate Effects in Neutron Irradiated Fe-Cr Alloys: A TEM Study of Composition Effects at DPA Rates that Vary by Only a Factor of 4

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

Keyou Mao

Purdue University

Effect of laser weld repairs on deformation mechanisms of neutron irradiated austenitic steels

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Luca Capriotti

Idaho National Laboratory

In-situ small-scale mechanical testing of fast reactor advance metallic fuel alloy.

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Mahmoud Mostafavi

University of Bristol

Mechanical property and microstructural characterization of irradiated stainless steel via in situ SEM-EBSD mechanical testing.

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

Marat Khafizov

Ohio State University

Ion irradiation of ThO2 and UO2 single crystals

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

Maria Okuniewski

Purdue University

Nanoindentation of Phases in Irradiated and Control U-10Zr Fuels

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Nathan Almirall

University of California-Santa Barbara

Resolving the Puzzle of Flux Effects on High Fluence Precipitation and Embrittlement of RPV Steels

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

Nishant Garg

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Changes in mechanical and chemical-structural properties of gamma irradiated calcium silicate hydrates to an absorbed dose of 200 MGy with respect to pristine samples

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

Philip Edmondson

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

TEM Characterization of Highly Irradiated Stainless Steel

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

Ramprashad Prabhakaran

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mechanical characterization of three lower dose HT-9 heats (ORNL, LANL and EBR II) after side-by-side neutron irradiation at LWR and fast reactor relevant temperatures

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Radiochemistry Processing Laboratory (RPL)

Rodney Ewing

Stanford University

Radiation tolerance of Ln3TaO7 weberite-type nuclear waste matrix materials

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

Shradha Agarwal

University of Tennessee

In-situ irradiation study of carbides/nitrides/carbo-nitrides in additively manufactured ferritic-martensitic steels.

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

Stephen Taller

University of Michigan

Critical Evaluation of Solute Segregation and Precipitation Across Damage Rates in Dual Ion Irradiated T91 Steel

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

Thomas Rosseel

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

EBSD characterization of neutron irradiated mineral concrete aggregates

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

Tiankai Yao

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Thermal Driven Grain Growth and Fission Gas Bubble Coarsening in Nano-grain Sized U3Si2

Idaho National Laboratory - Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)

Tianyi Chen

Oregon State University

Local Deformation Mechanism of Neutron-Irradiated NF709 Austenitic Stainless Steel

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

Todd Allen

University of Wisconsin

Ion Irradiation for High Fidelity Simulation of High Dose Neutron Irradiation

University of Michigan - Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL)

Troy Unruh

Idaho National Laboratory

He++ Irradiation of Aerosol Jet Printed Silver Structures

University of Michigan - Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL)

Weiying Chen

Argonne National Laboratory

Defect Clustering in 316H Stainless Steel and High Entropy Alloy Under In-situ Irradiation at 600-700°C

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

Xiang Liu

Idaho National Laboratory

Atom probe tomography study of the fuel cladding chemical interaction (FCCI) layer in irradiated U-10Zr fuel with HT-9 cladding

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

Yan-Ru Lin

University of Tennessee

Bubble formation of in-situ He-implanted 14YWT and CNA advanced nanostructured ferritic alloys

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

Yu Lu

University of Florida

Microstructure characterization on neutron irradiated and post-tensile duplex stainless steels

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