The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) hosted the 2018 Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) Workshop—an annual event that brings together experts from industry, academia, DOE, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss curren
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provided significant contributions and coordination in the development of the Nuclear Energy Agency’s (NEA’s) recently released Spent Fuel Isotopic Composition (SFCOMPO) 2.0—the world’s largest open database for spent n
Dozens of prospective nuclear engineering graduate students visited the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in late February as part of an annual recruitment trip highlighting the lab’s unique facilities and research capa
George Flanagan, Randy Belles, Mike Muhlheim, and Mike Poore with other team members from Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, developed initial drafts of advanced reactor design criteria (i.e., non-light water reactors) that were fea
More than 50 years after the development of molten salt reactors (MSRs), the nuclear community has renewed interest in the technology because of its potential to provide the next generation of nuclear power production.
A team from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has received a computational research award to model the radiation environment of ITER, the world’s largest fusion reactor, and provide an accurate prediction of whether
•The cooling flow rate for the HFIR HB-1 beam tube has been slowly degrading over time •The HB-1 beam flow has now crossed the previously established low-flow alarm limit of 15 gallon/min •This required a new HB-1 flow safety calculation to support resetti
Background and Motivation Nuclear data describing α-particle interactions on light nuclei are essential for calculating (α,n) neutron emissions Currently, in codes like SOURCES4C, there is no uncertainty data to estimate neutron source intensities or