The overarching goal of this research is to surpass the existing analytical capability for nanometer scale spatially resolved material characterization at interfaces under ambient conditions.
This provides new understanding of the theoretical, synthetic, structural, and thermodynamic principles of molecular recognition leading to unprecedented selectivity and control of ion binding in separations such as liquid-liquid extraction and crystallization.
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.
Future advanced nuclear energy systems will require significant changes in the way nuclear fuel is processed, in order to achieve the increases in efficiency and reductions in waste sent to repositories that are necessary if nuclear power is to have a major role in serving the world's growing energy needs.
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.
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.