National University Consortium

National University Consortium

Fuels and Materials CORE

The Fuels and Materials CORE is developing a research portfolio that advances the science of fuels and materials in nuclear systems. The initial research and education programs focus on light water reactor technology, but much of the knowledge developed is expected to be broadly applicable to INL’s nuclear science and technology missions.

The CORE is concentrating initially on three strategic areas:

  • Stress corrosion cracking in light water reactor environments
  • Mitigation of degradation mechanisms in Zr-alloy fuel cladding
  • Property changes in uranium dioxide base fuels including thermal transport and associated microstructural changes.

INL Lead
Todd Allen

University Lead
KL Murty, North Carolina State University


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Department of energy

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
DOE-Idaho Office