XMAT is a proposed extreme materials beamline for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade aimed at developing new and more capable radiation tolerant materials for nuclear environments. For the first time, XMAT enables the study in real time of in situ damage in the bulk in materials under high (>2500) dpa conditions, by applying APS hard x-ray analysis techniques to materials under energetic (MeV/nucleon) heavy ion irradiation. It also enables the understanding of all forms of fission fragment and neutron collision damage. MORE»
We are engaging a broad group of interested stakeholders to help complete the concept development, gain broad support within the nuclear materials and fuels community, and build a funding base for construction and operation.
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NuMat 2014 (October 2014)
The NuMat 2014 Nuclear Materials Conference was held on October 27-30, 2014 in Clearwater, Florida. Argonne exhibited, as well as participated in paper and poster sessions. Thanks to all that stopped by the exhibit for information about XMAT or to learn more about Argonne National Laboratory.
MMSNF 2013 Chicago (October 2013)
The Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (MMSNF) workshop was held in Chicago on 14-16 October 2013. It was jointly hosted by Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, and included session topics in material behaviors in extreme environments and leadership-class computing applications.
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade News (August 2013)
The Advanced Photon Source Upgrade is focused on delivering a powerful, versatile facility for science with high-brightness, high-energy X-rays, and is investigating leveraging multi-bend achromat (MBA) technology to boost research tools used by innovators in academia, industry and National Laboratories.