FY 2011 R&D Final Project Reports

Fuel Cycle

NEUP Project 11-2987: Anisotropic Azimuthal Power and Temperature distribution on FuelRod: Impact on Hydride Distribution
Lead PI: A. Motta, Pennsylvania State University

NEUP Project 11-3049: Selectivity in Ligand Binding to Uranyl Compounds: A Synthetic, Structural, Thermodynamic and Computational Study
Lead PI: J. Arnold, University of California-Berkeley

NEUP Project 11-3054: Fission Product Transmutation in Mixed Radiation Fields
Lead PI: F. Harmon, Idaho State University

NEUP Project 11-3138: Actinide Foil Production for MPACT Research
Lead PI: D. Beller, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

NEUP Project 11-3175: Sorption Modeling and Verification for Off-Gas Treatment
Lead PI: L. Tavlarides, Syracuse University

NEUP Project 11-3178: Basic Physics Data: Measurement of Neutron Multiplicity from Induced Fission
Lead PI: S. Pozzi, University of Michigan

NEUP Project 11-3248: Development of Plasmonically Cloaked Nanoparticles
Lead PI: E. Burgett, Idaho State University

Reactor Concepts

NEUP Project 11-3030: Methodology Development for Passive Component Reliability Modeling in a Multi-Physics Simulation Environment
Lead PI: T. Aldemir, Ohio State University

NEUP Project 11-3039: Technical Development for S-CO2 Advanced Energy Conversion
Lead PI: M. Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NEUP Project 11-3079: Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis of an Experimental Reactor Cavity Cooling System with Air
Lead PI: M. Corradini, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NEUP Project 11-3080: Critical Heat Flux Phenomena at High Pressure & Low Mass Fluxes
Lead PI: M. Corradini, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NEUP Project 11-3097: Feasibility and Safety Assessment for Advanced Reactor Concepts Using Vented Fuel
Lead PI: A. Klein, Oregon State University

NEUP Project 11-3104: Development and Validation of a Lifecycle-based Prognostics Architecture with Test Bed Validation
Lead PI: J. Hines, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

NEUP Project 11-3172: Pebble Fuel Handling and Reactivity Control for Salt-Cooled High Temperature Reactors
Lead PI: P. Peterson, University of California-Berkeley

NEUP Project 11-3212: In-situ Condition Monitoring of Components in Small Modular Reactors Using Process and Electrical Signature Analysis
Lead PI: B. Upadhyaya, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Mission Supporting Transformative Research

NEUP Project 11-3004: A High Temperature-tolerant and Radiation-resistant In-core Neutron Sensor for Advanced Reactors
Lead PI: L. Cao, Ohio State University

NEUP Project 11-3046: High Temperature Transducers for Online Monitoring of Microstructure Evolution
Lead PI: C. Lissenden, Pennsylvania State University

NEUP Project 11-3059: Enhancement of the Extraction of the Uranium from Seawater
Lead PI: M. Al-Sheikhly, University of Maryland

NEUP Project 11-3115: Recovery of Uranium from Seawater: Preparation and Development of Polymer-Supported Extractants
Lead PI: S. Alexandratos, CUNY, Hunter College

NEUP Project 11-3123: Functionalized High Molecular Weight Chitinous Nanofibers from Direct Extraction of Shrimp Shells for Novel Uranium from Seawater Sorbents
Lead PI: R. Rogers, University of Alabama

NEUP Project 11-3151: Development of Novel Sorbents for Uranium Extraction from Seawater
Lead PI: W. Lin, University of Chicago

NEUP Project 11-3162: Pathway Aggregation in the Risk Assessment of Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection (PR&PP) of Nuclear Energy Systems
Lead PI: T. Aldemir, Ohio State University

NEUP Project 11-3196: Radiation Behavior of High-Entropy Alloys for Advanced Reactors
Lead PI: P. Liaw, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

NEUP Project 11-3219: Development of Seismic Isolation Systems Using Periodic Materials
Lead PI: Y. Mo, University of Houston

NEUP Project 11-3225: One-Dimensional Nanostructures for Neutron Detection
Lead PI: Y. Zhu, North Carolina State University

NEUP Project 11-3251: Development of Austenitic ODS Strengthened Alloys for Very High Temperature Applications
Lead PI: J. Stubbins, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

NEUP Project 11-3256: Innovative Elution Processes for Recovering Uranium from Seawater
Lead PI: C. Wai, University of Idaho