The 21st century brings with it the grand challenge of changing the way we generate, supply, transmit, store, and use energy to meet the world’s growing demands. To address this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has established a network of Energy Frontier Research Centers throughout the nation, each focusing on specific scientific questions and problems. PNNL is the lead institution for the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM) EFRC.
IDREAM is a vehicle for collaboration and innovation that connects PNNL with numerous institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, University of Washington, and Washington State University. Together, researchers work to provide the scientific basis to accelerate the processing of high-level radioactive wastes. IDREAM’s scientific pursuits are focused on interfacial reactivity in complex environments that include extremes in alkalinity, concentrated electrolytes, and ionizing radiation.
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