Development of a Nano-modified Concrete for Next Generation of Storage Systems - Vanderbilt University
CX(s) Applied: B3.15
Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office
The goal of Vanderbilt University is to develop superior concrete for the long-term storage of used nuclear fuel by engineering concrete at the nanoscale through the incorporation of nano-sized and nano-structured particles based on enhanced reactivity. Tasks will include sample preparation, gamma irradiation at the ATR NSUF, exposure to thermal loadings and gradients, exposure to environmental weathering, and chemical and microstructural characterization.