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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Arun Devaraj
Solid phase processing (SPP) of alloys using shear-deformation results in nanoscale metastable phases and enhanced mechanical properties. High-speed mass and energy transfer during such process makes the atomic-scale mechanisms in solid phase...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
Biomineralization is the process used by living organism to produce minerals with properties not always found in their equivalent inorganically produced counterparts. In vertebrates, mineralized tissues such as bone, cementum, dentin and enamel all...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Steven Spurgeon
This project aims to expand our investigation of defects induced by ion-beam irradiation in oxide and semiconductor systems. We build on our prior existing EMSL proposals, which resulted in multiple high-impact publications and external proposals to...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Karen Kruska
The objective of this proposal is to elucidate atomic- to nanoscale mechanisms driving the evolution of materials in extreme environments relevant to energy applications. In energy generating systems, high temperatures, stress, radiation, and/or...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
Biomineralization is the process used by living organism to produce minerals with properties not always found in their equivalent inorganically produced counterparts. In vertebrates, mineralized tissues such as bone, cementum, dentin and enamel all...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Sandra Taylor
The objective of this work is to elucidate atomic- to nano-scale mechanisms driving the evolution of materials in extreme environments, relevant to energy applications. Current understanding of the synergistic effects of variables such as high...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Dallas Reilly
Understanding the chemical speciation of plutonium particles currently in the ground at the Hanford site has major implications for nuclear forensics (looking back in time at which processes produced which particles) and environmental management (...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Arun Devaraj
This project will conduct a comprehensive demonstration of PNNL capabilities for multimodal in situ chemical imaging of structural, compositional and chemical state changes on metallic alloy surfaces during exposure to reactive gaseous environments...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Arun Devaraj
Solid phase processing (SPP) of alloys using shear-deformation results in nanoscale metastable phases and enhanced mechanical properties. High-speed mass and energy transfer during such process makes the atomic-scale mechanisms in solid phase...
Lead Institution: University of Toronto
Principal Investigator: Kimberly Tait-Sena
The aim of this study is to fully characterize the micro- and nano-structural shock effects in Martian phosphate and sulfide minerals using cutting-edge EMSL instrumentation including: Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atom Probe Tomography (...

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