Centers

MSA

Materials Science of Actinides (MSA)

Director(s):

Peter Burns
 

Lead Institution:

University of Notre Dame
 

Mission:

To understand and control, at the nanoscale, materials that contain actinides (radioactive heavy elements such as uranium and plutonium) to lay the scientific foundation for advanced nuclear energy systems.
 

Research Topics:

nuclear (including radiation effects), materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: actinide, ionic liquid, porous
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 3D, nanocomposites
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, surface science, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • University of California, Davis
  • Florida State University
  • George Washington University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Oregon State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Stanford University
  • University of Tennessee


BES Staff Contact:

John Vetrano
 
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