This multidisciplinary research program closely integrates experiments and computations toward the overarching goal of understanding the structural, energetic, and mechanistic factors leading to selective, energy-efficient, and sustainable anion separations with reactive, self-organizing receptors and frameworks.
The overall goal of this project is to investigate fundamental issues of gas separations by nanostructured architectures and unconventional media that selectively bind and/or transport target molecular species via tailored interactions.
The overarching goal of this research project is to understand how to control selectivity through tuning cooperativity in multi-functional catalysts.
High burn-up (HBU) (>45 GWd/MTU) nuclear fuel is associated with increased corrosion and hydride precipitation and high levels of irradiation-induced damage to cladding and fuel pellets. To support eventual disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), there is a need to test and evaluate the mechanical behavior of SNF under normal transportation condition.
The Large Enriched Germanium Experiment for Neutrinoless Double beta decay (LEGEND) will be the most sensitive search for the ultra-rare phenomena of neutrinoless double-beta decay. Such decays are beyond the “Standard Model” of particle physics, and would have implications for the balance of matter and antimatter in the Universe.
The Precision Oscillation and Reactor Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) is a reactor neutrino experiment operating at ORNL’s HFIR that will search for hypothetical “sterile” neutrinos that have implications for particle physics, cosmology, and reactor physics. Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ORNL and UTK are leading an effort to combine a variety of nuclear spectroscopy detector systems into a Decay Station for frontier measurements of nuclei at the extremes of stability at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.
The JENSA gas jet target system is an ultra-dense, pure. narrow jet of gas that, when bombarded by accelerated beams, enables measurements of thermonuclear reactions that drive exploding stars.
The Separator for Capture Reactions (SECAR) is a detector system under construction at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University that is optimized for direct measurements of thermonuclear reactions on unstable nuclei that cause some stars to explode.
The neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) experiment at the SNS will measure the electric dipole moment of the neutron - essentially the roundness of its charge distribution - to help distinguish between different theoretical explanations for the existence of matter in the universe.