Science Question I. How anharmonicity determines phonon dispersion, phonon lifetimes, and thermal transport as a function of temperature in pure single crystal UO2?
Highlight #1: Inelastic neutron scattering study of phonon dynamics in UO2 for comparison with theory and understanding thermal conductivity:
By Judy Pang and Ben Larson (Click here for details)
Highlight #2: Individual phonon contribution to thermal transport in UO2 from Atomistic Simulations
By Aleksandr Chernatynskiy et al. (click here for details)
Science Question II. How grain boundaries, dislocations, and interfaces, affect thermal transport?
Highlight #3: Dislocation effects on thermal Transport in UO2 from Atomistic Simulations
By Bowen Deng et al. (click here for details)
Highlight #4: Thermal transport measurement across an interface by laser based thermal wave imaging techniques
By Marat Khafizov and David Hurley (click here for details)
Highlight #5: Monte Carlo Simulations of Thermal Transport in UO2
By Ryan Deskins and Anter El-Azab (click here for details)
Science Question III. What types of defect clusters are produced in UO2 by irradiation and what are the energies and kinetic paths for their formation?
Highlight #6: In-situ Kr irradiation of UO2 single crystal
By Lingfeng He et al. (click here for details)
Highlight #7: Atomistic simulations of defect production and defect cluster diffusion in UO2
By David Bai et al. (click here for details)
Highlight #8: Experiment Design of UO2 Irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor
By Mahima Gupta et al. (click here for details)
Science Question IV. What is the impact of temperature and local oxygen environment on the stoichiometry of UO2?
Highlight #9: Effects of vacuum annealing temperature on the phase structure and grain growth of CeO2 thin films
By In-wook Park and Jianliang Lin (click here for details)
Highlight #10. Atom probe analysis of nanoscale processes in nuclear fuel
By Michele Manuel et al. (Click here for details)
Highlight #11: Thermodynamics and kinetics of defect disorder in UO2
By Abdel-Rahman Hassan and Anter El-Azab (click here for details)
Science Question V. how do voids form and grow in irradiated UO2 and what is the effect of free surfaces on defect migration?
Highlight #12: Atomistic Investigation of Void Surface Energy Predicted by Different Potentials and Defect Migration towards a Free Surface in UO2
By Stephen Taller and David Bai (click here for details)