ISU researchers involved in collaborative project

Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar and Dan LaBrier, CAES-affiliated faculty members from Idaho State University, are collaborators along with INL researcher Wen Jiang on a project led by a researcher at University of Wisconsin that received an $800,000 Nuclear Energy University Program award. The goal of the proposed research is to gain a mechanistic understanding of and develop a predictive model for the tearing of the buffer layer in tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel particles.

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