Scientific Papers

“The development of EM2 depends on a wide array of scientific innovations, from safety enhancements to heat-resistant fuel cladding to increased reactor efficiency. In support of this work, GA's researching physicists and engineers have published a number of key papers in scientific journals.”

SiC-SiC Cladding for Light Water Reactors
C. A. Back and E. Lahoda, 2014 Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting/Top Fuel/LWR Fuel Performance Meeting, Sendai, Japan, Sept. 14-17, 2014.

Design and Development of EM2
Robert W. Schleicher and Timothy Bertch, ASME 2014 Small Modular Reactors Symposium Washington, D.C., April 15-17, 2014.

High Pressure Burst Testing of SiCf-SiCm Composite Nuclear Fuel Cladding
Luis H. Alva, Xinyu Huang, George M. Jacobsen and Christina A. Back, in Jin, H., Sciammarella, C., Yoshida, S., Lamberti, L., eds., Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3, Springer, 2014.

Multi-Scale Characterization of SIC/SiC Composite Materials
D. Frazer, M. D. Abad, C. Back, C. Deck, P. Hosemann, in T. Sano, T.S. Srivatsan and M. W. Paretti, eds., Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J., 2014.

Investigation of the C-ring Test for Measuring Hoop Tensile Strength of Nuclear Grade Ceramic Composites
G. M. Jacobsen, J. D. Stone, H. E. Khalifa, C. P. Deck and C. A. Back, J. Nucl. Mater., vol. 452, pp.125-132, 2014.

Permeability Measurements for SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites Relevant to LWR O. Gutierrez, H. E. Khalifa, C. P. Deck, C. A. Back and R. Schleicher, Trans. of the Amer. Nucl. Soc., vol. 110, pp. 803-806.

A Compact Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor with an Ultra-long Fuel Cycle
Hangbok Choi, R. W. Schleicher, and P. Gupta, Sci. and Tech. of Nucl. installations, vol. 2013.

Modeling Forced Flow Chemical Vapor Infiltration Fabrication of SiC-SiC Composites for Advanced Nuclear Reactors
Christian P. Deck, H. E. Khalifa, B. Sammuli and C. A. Back, Sci. and Tech. of Nucl. Installations, vol. 2013.

Nano/micro Scale Characterization of SiC/SiC Composite Materials
D. Frazer, P. Hosemann, C. A. Back, C. Deck, H. Khalifa, Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 18, no. S2, pp. 1420-1421.

Fabrication of SiC-SiC Composites for Fuel Cladding in Advanced Reactor Designs
C. P. Deck, H. E. Khalifa, B. Sammuli, T. Hilsabeck, C. A. Back, Prog. Nucl. Energ., vol. 57, pp. 38-45, 2012.

Energy Multiplier Module (EM2) - Capping the Waste Problem and Using the Energy in U-238
J. Parmentola and J. Rawls, Fusion Sci. and Tech., vol. 61, no. 1T, pp. 9-14, 2012.

Configuring EM2 to Meet the Challenges of Economics, Waste Disposition, and Non-Proliferation Confronting Nuclear Energy in the U. S.
R. Schleicher and C. Back, Fusion Sci. and Tech., vol. 61, no. 1T, pp. 144-149, 2012.

Silicon Carbide Composite Fabrication and Mechanical and Thermal Performance for Nuclear Reactor Applications
H. E. Khalifa, C. P. Deck, K. C. Chen, and C. A. Back, Fusion Sci. and Tech., vol. 61, no. 1T, pp. 375-380, 2012.