CMSNF Mission

To develop an experimentally validated multi-scale computational capability for the predictive understanding of the impact of microstructure on thermal transport in nuclear fuel under irradiation, with ultimate application to UO2 as a model system.

CMSNF Vision

The Center for Materials Science for Nuclear Fuel (CMSNF) will achieve a first-principles-based understanding of the impact of complex defect structures on thermal transport in irradiated fuels by integrating the physics of thermal transport in crystalline solids with microstructure science in these solids under irradiation conditions