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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