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|Kansas State University||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$1,495,945|
Kansas State University will remove its aging reactor control console at
the facility and replace it with a Thermo Fisher Scientific TR-1000
series console which will add additional safety features, an automatic
flux control system, improved human interface design, and additional
data outputs for teaching and research, while improving the reliability
of the reactor facility.
|University of Florida||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$683,127|
University of Florida will create an Integrated Nuclear Fuel and
Structural Materials (INFS) research center, which will expand the
installed infrastructure of the University of Florida Training Reactor
and improve the reactor facility capabilities and utilization.
|University of Missouri, Columbia||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$213,632|
University of Missouri will acquire and upgrade three systems essential
to MURR’s operations: electron beam welding services for fabricating
replacement control blades; the facility’s physical and cyber security
access control system; and reactor instrumentation.
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$22,060|
University of Wisconsin will upgrade personnel radiation monitoring
equipment and calibration standards to support the operation and
research being conducted at the UWNR and its associated Characterization
Laboratory for Irradiated Materials (CLIM).
|Aiken Technical College||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$245,000|
Aiken Technical College will acquire an advanced Flow Loop Trainer
needed to maximize the value of its nuclear-related training programs.
|Clemson University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$325,000|
Clemson University will acquire a High Temperature Melt Solution
Calorimeter to support existing DOE-NE programs as well as advanced
characterization of ceramics in related nuclear and commercial arenas.
|Georgia Institute of Technology||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$228,000|
Georgia Institute of Technology will enhance its academic and research
capabilities in nuclear engineering x-ray imaging and neutron dosimetry
in the following ways: Installation of an imaging system to go along
with the existing x-ray source in a fully equipped irradiation
laboratory; Addition of spectroscopic instruments to perform energy
resolution measurements in supplement of imaging, and;
Addition/expansion of dosimetry capabilities by adding tissue equivalent
proportional counters (TEPC) to the neutron spectral and dosimetric
instruments for improved characterization of the neutron and mixed
|Utah State University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$226,824|
Utah State University will purchase key equipment to strengthen core
capabilities in high temperature materials characterization including a
multi-camera system consisting of infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), and
visible-range cameras will be used to collect simultaneous full-field
temperature and strain measurements from the surface of
thermo-mechanically loaded nuclear materials.
|Washington State University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$32,925|
Washington State University will purchase an automated flash
chromatography system to improve our current ligand purification
abilities. An automated system requires little human involvement,
dramatically shortens purification time thus increasing the user’s
productivity, and is more conservative of resources like solvents and
|Idaho State University||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$91,741|
Idaho State University will modernize radiation detectors, associated
instruments, and the sub-assembly to imcritical prove the ability to
acquire meaningful measurements and reliability of results.
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$450,000|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology will purchase two Canberra CAM 200
effluent monitoring systems to replace aging monitors. The safety
upgrade will ensure continued compliance with regulations involving
|Oregon State University||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$135,636|
Oregon State University will purchase a HPGe gamma-ray detector, four
digital spectrometers, and an additional UPS unit to ensure
uninterrupted counting activity to support the gamma spectroscopy
capabilities at the reactor.
|Reed College||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$133,000|
Reed College will replace a log power channel, pump station and
demineralizer beds of the primary clean-up loop to ensure continued safe
operation of the reactor.
|Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$397,000|
Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center will purchase health physics
instrumentation including a stack gas/particulate air monitor and 6
radiation monitor systems to ensure safe operation of the reactor.
|University of Florida||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$110,050|
University of Florida will replace original control blade drives with
four control blade drives to expedite the resumption of operations of
|University of Texas, Austin||Infrastructure||Reactor Upgrades||$74,013|
The University of Texas, Austin will provide $29,946 in cost share
to purchase a bellows, waterproof radiation monitor, underwater video
system, and portable radiation shields to repair a leak in the bellows
of a beam port to restore structural integrity of the reactor pool.
|Alfred University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$262,141|
Alfred University will provide $250,000 in cost share and $12,141 in
cost match to purchase a 94 GHz, 10 kW gyrotron with a liquid
cryogen-free superconducting magnet for materials processing and
|Arizona State University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$146,600|
Arizona State University will purchase an ion-polishing system used for
characterizing nuclear fuels. The system will allow for larger sample
sizes than currently available Focused Ion Beam (FIB) techniques.
|Colorado School of Mines||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$215,372|
Colorado School of Mines will implement a pneumatic sample transfer
capability at the Colorado School of Mines Nuclear Science Laboratory to
transfer irradiated samples for short-lived radionuclide experiments.
|Georgia Institute of Technology||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$250,000|
Georgia Institute of Technology will expand the Radiological Science and
Engineering Laboratory by adding a nuclear fuel irradiation tank,
gamma-ray and neutron detection equipment, and a flow injection analysis
system for use in fuel cycle research.
|The Ohio State University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$243,454|
The Ohio State University will purchase a digital data acquisition and
detector emulator system to expand advanced instrumentation and control
research and education.
|Oregon State University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$313,540|
Oregon State University will provide $63,540 in cost match to refurbish
an existing Gamma-Cell 220 with new cobalt-60 source allowing for
extended research on aqueous separation processing.
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$191,395|
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will expand reactor
materials creep, fatigue and corrosion research by purchasing a steam
generator system, a super cooled neutron detector facility, and
components to construct two creep-fatigue-environment testing
|University of Nevada, Reno||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$189,987|
University of Nevada, Reno will enhance the supercritical water loop
facility by installing X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) to study the oxide
films formed sample surfaces.
|University of Houston||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$172,969|
University of Houston will upgrade their Universal Element Tester to
enhance design and analysis of nuclear containment structures.
|University of Utah||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$121,852|
University of Utah will purchase an isothermal titration
calorimeter (ITC) to measure thermodynamic properties of actinides.
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$200,600|
University of Wisconsin, Madison will improve Wisconsin's Ion Beam
Laboratory by purchasing a new implantation chamber and upkeep current
equipment to expand ion implantation productivity and efficient use of
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$247,541|
Virginia Commonwealth University will purchase a benchtop electron
scanning microscope, X-ray source and associated detectors, and an
electrometer and ion chamber to bolster radiation detection and
measurement and materials science research and education.
|Washington State University||Infrastructure||General Scientific Infrastructure||$109,000|
Washington State University will provide $20,000 in cost share to
purchase a inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
(ICP-OES) to improve radioanalytical instrumentation for nuclear science
|Pennsylvania State University||Infrastructure||Major Reactor Upgrades||$1,362,253|
Pennsylvania State University will build and install new capabilities
including five neutron beam ports, a core-moderator assembly, reactor
core upper and lower grid plates, safety plates, and a new reactor tower
structure. The new beam ports will be geometrically aligned with the
core-moderator assembly for optimal neutron output at experimental