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Materials Science of Actinides


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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
The REU program is sponsored by the EFRC, based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The Center brings together scientists with expertise in a range of energy sciences. A scientific mission of the Center is 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.

The projects combine synthesis of materials with advanced characterization techniques including spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and small-angle X-ray scattering to create insight on the formation conditions, stabilities, and structures of nanoscale actinide materials.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Notre Dame (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Chemistry
Geological Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Nanotechnology

Keywords:
Actinide Materials
Crystallography
Nanostructural Materials
X-ray Science

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)


Page last updated 10/27/2016
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