Facilities - Nuclear Science and Engineering - Colorado School of Mines

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High Performance Computing

Nuclear Science and Engineering Center

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC) supports faculty engaged in research related to Nuclear Science and Engineering at The Colorado School of Mines. NuSEC manages the research relationship, space, and experimental infrastructure used by Mines faculty and researchers at the US Geological Survey's TRIGA Mark I reactor facility at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, CO (five miles from the Mines campus). MORE »

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing

The ability to model multiphysics problems at multiple temporal and spatial scales is increasingly needed to understand the performance of next generation reactors, fuel cycles, and materials. High performance computing plays a central role in these efforts.  The need to perform massively parallel computations in reactor physics and thermal hydraulics is now the norm, not the exception. The properties of next generation reactor materials are often tested and refined through simulation as well. MORE »

Radiochemistry laboratory

Radiochemistry Laboratory

Researchers often use non-radioactive “surrogates” in an attempt to understand the chemical behavior of radioactive elements, but no surrogate can truly replicate the unique nuclear and chemical properties inherent to a specific radioactive element. To really understand the chemistry of a radioactive element, scientists and engineers must work with the actual element. However, the specialized facilities required to safely conduct experiments with dispersible radioactive elements, particularly alpha emitting transuranium elements, are rare. The radiochemistry laboratories at The Colorado School of Mines make these rare facilities available to researchers in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program. MORE »

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