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acilities in Japan, Russia, Germany and Ireland to focus on nuclear energy/fusion, lithography and high energy and nuclear physics applications. The development and refinement of advanced materials for nuclear and cutting-edge applications will allow energy systems to operate with increased reliability, safety and economy while increasing sustainability and limiting negative environmental impacts. This research will significantly reduce the principal bottleneck for developing future energy technologies, the lack of reliable damage-resistant materials for use under extreme environments. The research will critically advance knowledge about the interaction of particle and plasma beams with various materials under extreme irradiation conditions. These scientific outcomes have related policy impacts for systems modeling and energy planning in both the near and long term for both developed and developing countries as global appetites for energy continue to increase. The goal for this project is to provide robust computer resources and experimental validation to minimize irradiation-based design constraints of materials performance while situating this research within a larger context of sustainability, resource management and global energy policy.

Foreign collaborators in this project are receiving support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science.

U.S.-Denmark cooperative research and education in community-scale renewable energy micro-grids - University of California, Santa Cruz

Uncertain resource supplies, global change and energy market volatility call for strategies directed at developing alternative energy solutions. The need to reduce fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions from large-scale centralized power generation point to the need for fundamentally sound ways to increase renewable energy sources, as well as facilities for energy delivery and d
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Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
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National Science Foundation
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