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2009 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 30 - December 4, 2009 | Boston
Meeting Chairs
: Kristi Anseth, Li-Chyong Chen, Peter Gumbsch, Ji-Cheng Zhao

Symposium V : Materials Research Needs to Advance Nuclear Energy

2009-11-30   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Gianguido Baldinozzi CEA-CNRS-ECP
Yanwen Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Katherine L. Smith Embassy of Australia
Kazuhiro Yasuda Kyushu University
V1: Radiation Effects
Session Chairs
Gianguido Baldinozzi
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **V1.1
Effects of Ionization on Irradiation Damage Evolution and Thermal Recovery in Ceramics.

William Weber 1 , Yanwen Zhang 2 , Ram Devanathan 1
1 Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States

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10:00 AM - V1.2
The Need for Quantum Mechanics in Large-scale Atomistic Simulations of Radiation Damage in Metals.

C. Race 1 , D. Mason 1 , M. Finnis 1 2 , W. Foulkes 1 , A. Horsfield 2 , T. Todorov 3 , A. Sutton 1
1 Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 2 Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 3 School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast United Kingdom

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10:45 AM - *
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V2: Complex Microstructures
Session Chairs
Syo Matsumura
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

11:15 AM - **V2.1
Can We Describe Phase Transition under Irradiation in Insulators within the Random Phase Approximation Framework?

David Simeone 1 2 , Gianguido Baldinozzi 2 1 , Dominique Gosset 1 2 , Laurence Luneville 1 2
1 CEA/DEN/DANS/DMN/SRMA/LA2M-MFE, CEA, Gif sur yvette France, 2 CNRS-ECP/SPMS-MFE UMR 8580, CNRS-ECP, Chatenay Malabry France

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11:45 AM - V2.2
Phase-Field Simulation of Void and Fission-Gas Bubble Evolution in Irradiated Polycrystalline Materials.

Paul Millett 1 , Anter El-Azab 2 , Michael Tonks 1 , Srujan Rokkam 2 , Dieter Wolf 1
1 Nuclear Fuels and Materials, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, Idaho, United States, 2 Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310, Florida, United States

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12:00 PM - V2.3
Phase Field Modeling of Void Nucleation and Growth in Irradiated Metals.

Srujan Rokkam 1 , Santosh Dubey 2 , Anter El-Azab 2 , Paul Millett 3 , Dieter Wolf 3
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States, 2 Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States, 3 Nuclear Fuels and Materials, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States

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12:15 PM - V2.4
HRTEM Studies of Nano-Particles in an ODS Steel.

Luke Hsiung 1 , Jeffery Aguiar 1 , Nigel Browning 1 , Michael Fluss 1 , Akihiko Kimura 2
1 Physical and Life Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States, 2 Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan

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12:30 PM - **V2.5
Atomic-scale Analysis of Irradiation-induced Structural Change in Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Compound.

Syo Matsumura 1 , Tomokazu Yamamoto 1 , Kazuhiro Yasuda 1
1 Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka Japan

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V3: Metallic Materials I
Session Chairs
David Bacon
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

3:00 PM - V3.2
Irradiation-Induced Point Defects in Nanocrystalline Molybdenum by Molecular-Dynamics Simulation.

Dilpuneet Aidhy 1 , Paul Millett 2 , Simon Phillpot 3 , Alex Chernatynskiy 3 , Dieter Wolf 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 2 Nuclear Fuels and Materials, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, Idaho, United States, 3 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

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3:15 PM - V3.3
TEM Characterization of Neutron- and Ion-irradiated Nano-structured Ferritic Alloys.

James Bentley 1 , D. Hoelzer 1
1 Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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3:30 PM - **V3.4
Multiscale Modelling of High Electric Field Effect on Metal Surfaces.

Flyura Djurabekova 1 4 , Helga Timko 2 , Aarne Pohjonen 1 , Leila Costelle 4 , Kai Nordlind 1 4 , Konstantin Matyash 3 , Ralf Schneider 3 , Sergio Calatroni 2 , Walter Wuensch 2
1 , Helsinki institute of Physics, Helsinki Finland, 4 Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland, 2 , CERN, Geneve Switzerland, 3 , Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Greifswald Germany

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4:00 PM - *
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V4: Ceramic Materials and Wasteforms I
Session Chairs
Jie Lian
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

4:30 PM - **V4.1
Mechanisms of Radiation Damage and Properties of Nuclear Materials.

Gregory Lumpkin 1 , Katherine Smith 1 , Karl Whittle 1 , Bronwyn Thomas 1 , Nigel Marks 2
1 Institute of Materials Engineering, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Menai, New South Wales, Australia, 2 Nanochemistry Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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5:00 PM - V4.2
Comparison of Microstructural Changes in ZnAl2O4 Spinel Under Ion Irradiation in the Electronic and in the Nuclear Energy Loss Regime.

Alexis Quentin 1 , Isabelle Monnet 1 , Dominique Gosset 2 , David Simeone 2 , Christina Trautmann 3 , Laurence Herve 4 , Serge Bouffard 1
1 , CIMAP-CIRIL, Caen France, 2 , CEA/DEN/DMN/SRMA/LA2M, Gif-sur-Yvette France, 3 , GSI, Darmstadt Germany, 4 , CRISMAT, Caen France

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5:15 PM - V4.3
Transmission Electron Microscopy Observations of Alpha-Al2O3 Irradiated at High Temperature with 10 MeV Au Ions.

Jonghan Won 1 , Igor Usov 1 , Kurt Sickafus 1
1 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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5:30 PM - **V4.4
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Radiation Damage Accumulation in Pyrochlores.

Ram Devanathan 1 , William Weber 1
1 Chemical & Materials Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States

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2009-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Gianguido Baldinozzi CEA-CNRS-ECP
Yanwen Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Katherine L. Smith Embassy of Australia
Kazuhiro Yasuda Kyushu University
V5: Modelling Complex Materials I
Session Chairs
David Simeone
William Weber
Tuesday AM, December 01, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **V5.1
Irradiation Studies in Non-metallic Materials : Impact of ab-initio Calculations.

Yves Limoge 1 , Layla Martin-Samos 2 , Guido Roma 1
1 DMN/SRMP, C.E.A. FRANCE, Gif sur Yvette France, 2 Democritos and Sissa, CNR-IFNM , Trieste Italy

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10:00 AM - V5.2
First-principles Modeling of Nuclear Fuel Materials with High Efficiency and Accuracy.

Fei Zhou 1 , Vidvuds Ozolins 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States

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10:15 AM - V5.3
First-principles Calculations of Lattice Defects in γ-Uranium.

Daniel Aberg 1 , Paul Erhart 1 , Babak Sadigh 1
1 Condensed Matter and Materials Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States

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10:30 AM - V5.4
Activation Energies for Xe Transport in UO2±x From Density Functional Theory Calculations.

David Andersson 1 , Pankaj Nerikar 1 , Blas Uberuaga 1 , Christopher Stanek 1
1 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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10:45 AM - *
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11:15 AM - **V5.5
Chemical Evolution through Radioactive Decay: A Case Study in Sr-90.

Nigel Marks 1 , Ashley Lawler 1 , Damien Carter 1 , Chao Jiang 2 , Chris Stanek 2 , Kurt Sickafus 2 , Blas Uberuaga 2
1 Nanochemistry Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 2 Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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11:45 AM - V5.6
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ordered Li4SiO4.

Samuel Murphy 1 , David Parfitt 1 , Robin Grimes 1
1 Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom

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12:00 PM - V5.7
Multiscale Modeling of Helium-Vacancy Cluster Nucleation under Irradiation: A Kinetic Monte-Carlo Approach.

Tomoaki Suzudo 1 , Masatake Yamaguchi 1 , Hideo Kaburaki 1 , Ken-ichi Ebihara 1
1 , Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura Japan

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12:15 PM - V5.8
Stochastic Mean-field Approach for Simulations of Radiation Effects in Complex Materials.

Vasily Bulatov 1
1 , LLNL, Livermore, California, United States

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12:30 PM - **V5.9
Radioparagenesis: The Evolution of Crystalline Waste Form Structure via Transmutation.

Chao Jiang 1 , Christopher Stanek 1 , Nigel Marks 2 , Kurt Sickafus 1 , Blas Uberuaga 1
1 Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 Nanochemistry Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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V6: Metallic Materials II
Session Chairs
Kai Nordlund
Tuesday PM, December 01, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - V6.1
BCC Fe-Cr Surfaces under Stress: A First Principles Study.

Anna Nikiforova 1 , Bilge Yildiz 1
1 Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge , Massachusetts, United States

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2:45 PM - V6.2
Radiation Response of Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys.

Michael Miller 1 , David Hoelzer 1 , Kaye Russell 1
1 MSTD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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3:00 PM - V6.3
A Molecular Dynamics Study on Hydrogen Embrittlement of a Grain Boundary in α-iron.

Tomoko Kadoyoshi 1 , Hideo Kaburaki 1 , Mitsuhiro Itakura 1 , Masatake Yamaguchi 1
1 Center for Computational Science and e-Systems, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan

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3:15 PM - V6.4
Microstructure-Property Evolution of Steels at High Damage Levels for Advanced Nuclear Reactors.

Khalid Hattar 1 , Luke Brewer 1 , Ping Lu 1 , Janelle Branson 1 , Barney Doyle 1
1 , Sandia National Laboatories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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3:30 PM - V6.5
Evaluation of the Fracture Toughness of the SA508 Gr.4N Alloy Steels Based on the Master Curve Approach.

Ki Hyoung Lee 1 , Min Chul Kim 2 , Bong Sang Lee 2 , Dang Moon Wee 1
1 Material Science & Engineering, KAIST, Dae-jeon Korea (the Republic of), 2 Nuclear Materials Research Division, KAERI, Dae-jeon Korea (the Republic of)

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3:45 PM - V6.6
FeCr Swelling under Helium Irradiation.

Magdalena Caro 1 , Alexander Stukowski 2 , Paul Erhart 1 , Babak Sadigh 1 , Alfredo Caro 1
1 , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States, 2 , Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany

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4:00 PM - *
Break

V7: Complexity in Advanced Fuels
Session Chairs
Kath Smith
Tuesday PM, December 01, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

4:30 PM - V7.0
On the Origin of Large Interstitial Clusters in Displacement Cascades in Iron.

Andrew Calder 1 , David Bacon 1 , Alexander Barashev 1 , Yuri Osetsky 2
1 Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool United Kingdom, 2 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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4:45 PM - V7.1
Chemical Sputtering of Metals.

Kai Nordlund 1 , Carolina Bjorkas 1 , Katharina Vortler 1 , Mooses Mehine 1 , Niklas Juslin 1
1 Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland

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5:00 PM - V7.2
The Formation of an Effective Space Charge in UO2.

Christopher Stanek 1 , Pankaj Nerikar 1 , Blas Uberuaga 1 , Anders Andersson 1 , Simon Phillpot 2 , Susan Sinnott 2
1 Material Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 Dept. of Materials Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

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5:15 PM - V7.3
Can Alpha-damage Studies Help to Understand In-pile Behaviour of UO2 Fuels?

Thierry Wiss 1 , Vincenzo Rondinella 1 , Dragos Staicu 1 , Rudy Konings 1
1 , European Commission - Joint Research Centre - Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe Germany

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5:30 PM - V7.4
Hybrid Monte Carlo Simulation of Nuclear Fission Gas Bubbles Transportation in Nuclear Fuel.

Liangzhe Zhang 1 , Timothy Bartel 2 , Mark Lusk 1
1 Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 , Sandia National Laboratories, ABQ, New Mexico, United States

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5:45 PM - V7.5
The Study of the Noble Gas Bubbles Trapped in the UO2 Matrix.

Andrei Jelea 1 2 3 , Fabienne Ribeiro 1 , Roland Pellenq 2
1 DPAM/SEMCA/LEC, Institut de Radioprotection et Surete Nucleaire (IRSN), Saint Paul lez Durance France, 2 CINaM, CNRS, Marseille 13288 France, 3 , Institute of Physical Chemistry "IG Murgulescu", Bucharest Romania

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2009-12-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Gianguido Baldinozzi CEA-CNRS-ECP
Yanwen Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Katherine L. Smith Embassy of Australia
Kazuhiro Yasuda Kyushu University
V8: Carbides
Session Chairs
Robin Grimes
Wednesday AM, December 02, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - V8:Carbides
V8.1 TRANSFERRED TO V16.45

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9:45 AM - V8.2
Role of Grain Size and Grain Boundaries in Irradiation Defect Production in Nanocrystalline SiC.

Narasimhan Swaminathan 1 , Dane Morgan 1 2 , Izabela Szlufarska 1 2
1 Material Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 2 Material Science Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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10:00 AM - V8.3
Lattice Disordering in Ion-Irradiated Nano- and Single-Crystal SiC.

Weilin Jiang 1 , Haiyan Wang 2 , Ickchan Kim 2 , In-Tae Bae 3 , Yanwen Zhang 1 , William Weber 1
1 , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 , Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States, 3 , State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, United States

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10:15 AM - V8.4
Elaboration of Zirconium Carbide-Based Materials with Controlled Porosity from the Formulation of Slurries.

Gaetan Martinet 1 2 , Sylvie Foucaud 1 , Alexandre Maitre 1 , Fabienne Audubert 2
1 Laboratoire SPCTS, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Limoges France, 2 CEA Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, DEN/DEC/SPUA/LTEC, Saint Paul Lez Durance France

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10:45 AM - *
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V9: Designing Materials for Nuclear Energy I
Session Chairs
Greg Lumpkin
Wednesday PM, December 02, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

11:15 AM - **V9.1
Materials Research Needs to Advance Nuclear Energy.

Rodney Ewing 1 , Mark Peters 2
1 Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 2 Applied Science and Technology, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne , Illinois, United States

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11:45 AM - V9.2
Nanoscale Crossover in Dependence of Radiation Damage Accumulation on Grain Size.

Yi Yang 1 , Hanchen Huang 1 2 , Steven Zinkle 3
1 Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 3 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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12:00 PM - V9.3
Synthesis and Characterization of Modified Machinable Tantalum Oxide Aerogels for Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets.

Hongbo Ren 1
1 , Research Center of Laser Fusion, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang China

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12:15 PM - V9.4
Densification of Inert Matrix Fuels Using the Naturally-occurring Material as a Sintering Additive.

Shuhei Miwa 1 , Masahiko Osaka 1
1 , Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Higashi-ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki, Japan

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12:30 PM - **V9.5
Nanostructured Ceramic Materials: From Powder Synthesis to Preparation of Dense or Porous Ceramic Architectures.

Christian Guizard 1
1 LSFC UMR 3080, CNRS/SAINT-GOBAIN, Cavaillon France

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V10: Structural Complexity of Nuclear Fuels
Session Chairs
Wednesday PM, December 02, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - V10.1
Properties of Vacancy Defects Induced in UO2 by Irradiation and Probed by Using Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy.

Marie-France Barthe 1 , Stephanie Leclerc 1 , Laszlo Liszkay 1 , Moineau Virginie 1 , Hicham Labrim 1 , Pierre Desgardin 1 , Catherine Corbel 2 , Gaelle Carlot 3 , Philippe Garcia 3
1 CEMHTI, CNRS, Université d'Orléans, Orléans France, 2 LSI, UMR 7642 CEA - CNRS - Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau France, 3 LLCC, DEN/DEC/SESC, CEA Cadarache, Saint Paul lez Durance France

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2:45 PM - V10.2
Thermochemical Modeling of High Burnup, Transuranic Gas-Cooled Reactor Fuel.

Theodore Besmann 1
1 , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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3:00 PM - V10.3
TEM Characterization of As-Fabricated Dispersion Fuels.

Jian Gan 1 , Dennis Keiser 2 , Brandon Miller 3 , Jan-Fong Jue 2 , Daniel Wachs 2 , Todd Allen 3
1 Basic Fuel Properties and Modeling, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States, 2 Fuel Performance and Design, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States, 3 Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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3:15 PM - V10.4
SEM Characterization of U-Mo Dispersion Fuels Irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor.

Dennis Keiser 1 , Jan-Fong Jue 1 , Adam Robinson 1 , Pavel Medvedev 1
1 , Idaho National Laboratory, Scoville, Idaho, United States

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3:30 PM - V10.5
Neutron Diffraction Study of the Structural Changes Occurring During the Low Temperature Oxidation of UO2.

Gianguido Baldinozzi 1 2 , Lionel Desgranges 3 , Gurvan Rousseau 3 1 2
1 MFE, SPMS Lab, CNRS Ecole Centrale Paris, Chatenay-Malabry France, 2 MFE, DMN/SRMA/LA2M, CEA Saclay, DEN, Gif-sur-Yvette France, 3 DEC/SESC/LLCC, CEA Cadarache, DEN, St. Paul-lez-Durance France

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3:45 PM - V10.6
Characterization of Mixed Oxide Fuels.

Tarik Saleh 1 , Daniel Schwartz 1 , Franz Freibert 1 , Fredrick Hampel 1 , Jeremy Mitchell 1 , Stephen Willson 2
1 Nuclear Materials Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 Actinide and Fuel Cycle Technology Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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4:00 PM - *
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V11: Designing Materials for Nuclear Energy II
Session Chairs
Roger Smith
Wednesday PM, December 02, 2009
Room 207 (Hynes)

4:30 PM - **V11.1
Radiation Tolerance and Disorder - Can They Be Linked?

Karl Whittle 1
1 Institute of Materials Engineering, ANSTO, Menai, New South Wales, Australia

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5:00 PM - V11.2
Irradiation of Metallic Nano-Foams.

Eduardo Bringa 3 , Joshua Monk 1 , Alfredo Caro 2 , Diana Farkas 1
3 CONICET & Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina, 1 , Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States, 2 , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States

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5:15 PM - V11.3
Nano-scale Materials Design of Pyrochlore for Enhanced Radiation Performance.

Jie Lian 1 , Jiaming Zhang 2 , Antonio Fuentes 3 , Rodney Ewing 2
1 , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 2 , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 3 , Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza Spain

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