The potential development and deployment of advanced nuclear reactors and the associated advanced fuel cycle facilities pose new challenges to the NNSA mission to detect, secure, and dispose of dangerous nuclear and radiological material.

Focus Area Lead : Max Fratoni, University of California, Berkeley

Current research is focused on:

  • Improving proliferation resistance of advanced fuel cycle
  • Materials and techniques for the back-end of the fuel cycle
  • Predictive modeling capabilities for reprocessing
  • Real time monitoring
  • Development of advanced tools for safeguards measurements
  • Synergies with cross cutting areasmd_1kqKcjEFt7