The M3 group is excited to receive the NRC faculty development award

The NRC FD award will support the development of a multiscale modeling capability for modeling Cr dissolution in Ni-based alloys in molten salt. The focus will be placed on the effects of i) alloy composition, ii) alloy microstructure including grain boundary (GB) character and grain size, and (iii) irradiation. Full coupling with salt thermodynamics databases currently under development will be considered. The modeling tools will be used to 1) gain a fundamental understanding on the mechanisms of Cr loss in Ni based alloys under salt attack, 2) predict Cr dissolution rate in various alloys in different conditions, and 3) guide the development of novel alloys for better