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Sandia Holistic Advanced Reactor Capabilities Center Scope and Core Nuclear Energy Capabilities
Sandia’s Holistic Advanced Reactor Capabilities Center (SHARCC) brings a broad range of unique technical capabilities to support our national vision and reflects our focus on the overall nuclear energy/facility system rather than a specific reactor design or technology. Sandia focuses on the broader system and all the elements and issues that must be addressed to ensure the safe, secure, resilient, reliable, and economic operation of nuclear reactors and facilities. Our scope covers the front end and back end of the nuclear energy fuel cycle, including safety and risk assessment, physical and cyber security, safeguards, transportation and packaging, accident consequences and emergency response, and long-term disposal of spent fuel and radioactive materials.
The vision of SHARCC is to ensure that nuclear energy can provide safe, secure, resilient, and reliable carbon neutral electricity generation for our nation and the world by enabling deployment and long-term operation of multiple generations of advanced nuclear energy systems.
SHARCC represents the core capabilities and nuclear energy/facility related work of three Sandia programs: Nuclear Energy Fuel Cycle, Nuclear Energy Safety Technologies, and Global Engineered Security Systems. Together, these three programs support a broad range of sponsors and their involvement in SHARCC allows for coordinated leadership of a body of work to more effectively meet national needs. In addition to these foundational capabilities, SHARCC Applied Information Sciences, has a unique capability focus in the area of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI), which will be fundamental in realizing more economic and safer advanced nuclear energy systems.
By coordinating and integrating programs and capabilities across the Lab, SHARCC enables:
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We partner with large and small businesses, universities, and government agencies. With multiple agreement types to select from, partners can access world-class science, engineering, experts, and infrastructure.
To contact a member of the Nuclear Energy team at Sandia, please email SHARCC@sandia.gov