RTE Research Areas

Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) Research Capabilities and Areas of Interest

Rapid Turnaround Experiments (RTEs) offer experimenters the opportunity to perform quick analysis of a small number of irradiated samples (neutron, charged particle, nuclear fuel). Samples for Rapid Turnaround Experiments may be supplied by the experimenter or may be available from the NSUF sample library. Please view the sample library page for information on sample availability.

Proposals submitted should directly support Department of Energy Nuclear Energy research and development programs. Information on these programs, including the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, Fuel Cycle Research & Development, Advanced Modeling and Simulation, Next Generation Nuclear Program (NGNP [refer to Gen IV on the DOE web page]), and the Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Initiative can be found on the Office of Nuclear Energy website. Proposals for Rapid Turnaround Experiments must be for irradiated materials (neutron, charged particle, nuclear fuel). Analysis of unirradiated materials is not relevant to the the RTE call.  

While priority will be given to proposals that further the direction of DOE's nuclear energy research programs, the NSUF will consider all technically feasible proposals for scientific merit and selection.

Capabilities available for Rapid Turnaround Experiments are briefly described below. To see a detailed description of the capabilities, please refer to the appropriate user guide.