WSWED2: Exploring Future Collaborations between NNSA and BNL/NSLS-II

Virtual Workshop (Zoom Link:

Virtual Workshop

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Within the past couple of years, NNSA has greatly expanded its interest in use of our national user facilities for mission-related science. NSLS-II and CFN have unique resources well suited to addressing important national security challenges, and with investment, the potential to further enhance these capabilities. Many within these fields are just now learning how to harness the power of these tools or have yet to be introduced to them. Developing scientific collaborations between the NNSA and BNL could be valuable to both entities, and this workshop is geared toward laying the foundations for these potential collaborations. Growth of collaborations to showcase the power of the facility and streamlining of processes for working with hazardous and/or security-sensitive samples is expected to expand the user community in this area and interest in future investment. Collaboration efforts of interest include actinide sciences, advanced manufacturing, quasi-static and dynamic compression, imaging for national security applications, and many more. The workshop will feature discussions of ongoing and nascent collaborations as well as pathways to improved accessibility for performing national security related science at NSLS-II.

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    • 13:00 13:15
      Workshop Intro NSLS-II Welcome 15m
      Speakers: Jen Bohon, Jack Shlachter, Paul Zschack (NSLS-II)
    • 13:15 13:40
      NSLS-II Capability Overview 25m
      Speaker: Eric Dooryhee (NSLS-II)
    • 13:40 14:00
      The Anatomy of a Prospective Collaboration: High Pressure Elasticity of Pu Alloys 20m
      Speakers: Blake Sturtevant (LANL) , Matt Whitaker (Stony Brook University)
    • 14:00 14:20
      In situ hydriding of depleted uranium: A search for preferential nucleation sites 20m
      Speakers: Samantha Lawrence (LANL) , Travis Carver (LANL)
    • 14:20 14:40
      Challenges and Opportunities for Plutonium Science at Synchrotrons 20m
      Speaker: Dan Olive (LANL)
    • 14:40 14:55
      Break 15m
    • 14:55 15:15
      Materials in Extreme Environment (MRE) Beamline Proposal: Capabilities and Opportunities for NNSA 20m
      Speaker: Lynne Ecker (BNL)
    • 15:15 15:35
      Enhancing actinide manufacturing and science for the future nuclear security enterprise 20m
      Speaker: Jason Jeffries (LLNL)
    • 15:35 15:55
      Advanced Manufacturing, TBA 20m
      Speaker: John Carpenter (LANL)
    • 15:55 16:15
      Measuring Very Low Radiation Doses in PTFE for Nuclear Forensic Enrichment Reconstruction 20m
      Speaker: Mike Short (MIT)
    • 16:15 16:30
      Break 15m
    • 16:30 17:00
      Safety and Security Discussion 30m
      Speakers: Bob Lee (NSLS-II) , Teresa Daniels (NSLS-II)
    • 17:00 18:00
      Envisioning Future Collaborations: Moderated Discussion - What kind of problems are we trying to solve and what tools at the synchrotron are available to solve them? 1h