Research Highlight

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)