Solving Nuclear Energy Technical Challenges
Our science and technology are making way for new nuclear fuels and reactor materials.
- David Teter
Generating breakthroughs in nuclear energy materials
Safe and sustainable nuclear energy is a focus of the Laboratory’s energy security mission, and our expertise in materials science plays an important role.
With collaborators worldwide, Los Alamos is developing technologies for future nuclear reactor designs and fuel cycle options, and advancing modeling and simulation to support decisions about nuclear energy systems.
Research we support
U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
- Fuel Cycle Research and Development program
- Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)
- Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program
U.S. DOE/NNSA Office of Material Management and Minimization
- Reactor Convert Program for Nuclear Nonproliferation (CONVERT)