Molten Salts in Extreme Environments (MSEE)


Director

James Wishart


Lead Institution

Brookhaven National Laboratory


Class

2018-2022


Mission

To provide a fundamental understanding of molten salt bulk and interfacial chemistry that will underpin molten salt reactor technology.


Research Topics

extreme environments, nuclear, defects, corrosion


Systems Studied

Systems: metal, actinide, electrolytes, ionic liquid

Interfaces: inorganic/inorganic, gas/liquid, liquid/solid

Nanostructured: None


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), dynamical mean field theory (DMFT), monte carlo (MC), mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling, machine learning


Partner Institutions

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Notre Dame
 

BES Staff Contact

Philip Wilk, John Vetrano