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Matthew Olszta

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-7217

PNNL Publications


  • Zhai Z, MB Toloczko, MJ Olszta, and SM Bruemmer. 2017. "Stress Corrosion Crack Initiation of Alloy 600 in PWR Primary Water." Corrosion Science 123:76-87.  doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2017.04.013
  • Overman NR, SA Whalen, ME Bowden, MJ Olszta, K Kruska, T Clark, EL Stevens, JT Darsell, VV Joshi, X Jiang, KF Mattlin, and S Mathaudhu. 2017. "Homogenization and Texture Development in Rapidly Solidified AZ91E Consolidated by Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE)." Materials Science and Engineering. A. Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing 701:56-68.  doi:10.1016/j.msea.2017.06.062
  • Riley BJ, JO Kroll, JA Peterson, J Matyas, MJ Olszta, XS Li, and JD Vienna. 2017. "Silver-loaded aluminosilicate aerogels as iodine sorbents." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9(38):32907-32919.  doi:10.1021/acsami.7b10290


  • Zhu Y, CJ Munro, MJ Olszta, DJ Edwards, AB Braunschweig, MR Knecht, and ND Browning. 2016. "Dose-rate controlled energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic mapping of the metallic components in a biohybrid nanosystem." Semiconductor Science and Technology 31(8):Article No. 084002.  doi:10.1088/0268-1242/31/8/084002
  • Luo L, L Zou, DK Schreiber, MJ Olszta, DR Baer, SM Bruemmer, G Zhou, and CM Wang. 2016. "In Situ Atomic Scale Visualization Of Surface Kinetics Driven Dynamics Of Oxide Growth On A Ni-Cr Surface." Chemical Communications 52(16):3300-3303.  doi:10.1039/c5cc09165a
  • Nune SK, D Lao, DJ Heldebrant, J Liu, MJ Olszta, RK Kukkadapu, LM Gordon, MI Nandasiri, GA Whyatt, CK Clayton, DW Gotthold, MH Engelhard, and HT Schaef. 2016. "Anomalous Water Expulsion from Carbon-Based Rods at High Humidity." Nature Nanotechnology 11(9):791-797.  doi:10.1038/nnano.2016.91


  • Nune SK, PK Thallapally, BP McGrail, HV Annapureddy, LX Dang, D Mei, NK Karri, KJ Alvine, MJ Olszta, BW Arey, and A Dohnalkova. 2015. "Adsorption Kinetics in Nanoscale Porous Coordination Polymers ." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(39):21712-21716.  doi:10.1021/acsami.5b04109
  • Toloczko MB, MJ Olszta, NR Overman, and SM Bruemmer. 2015. "STRESS CORROSION CRACK GROWTH RESPONSE FOR ALLOY 152/52 DISSIMILAR METAL WELDS IN PWR PRIMARY WATER." In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactors, August 11-15, 2016, Asheville, North Carolina.  NACE International , Houston, TX. 
  • Wang CM, DK Schreiber, MJ Olszta, DR Baer, and SM Bruemmer. 2015. "Direct In-situ TEM Observation Of Modification Of Oxidation By The Injected Vacancies For Ni-4Al Alloy Using A Microfabricated Nanopost ." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(31):17272-17277.  doi:10.1021/acsami.5b04341
  • Yan P, J Zheng, D Lv, Y Wei, J Zheng, Z Wang, S Kuppan, J Yu, L Luo, DJ Edwards, MJ Olszta, K Amine, J Liu, J Xiao, F Pan, G Chen, J Zhang, and CM Wang. 2015. "Atomic-Resolution Visualization of Distinctive Chemical Mixing Behavior of Ni, Co and Mn with Li in Layered Lithium Transition-Metal Oxide Cathode Materials." Chemistry of Materials 27(15):5393-5401.  doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02016


  • Overman NR, MB Toloczko, MJ Olszta, and SM Bruemmer. 2014. "STRAIN CORRELATIONS IN ALLOY 690 MATERIALS USING ELECTRON BACKSCATTER DIFFRACTION AND VICKERS HARDNESS." In Corrosion 2014, March 9-13, 2014, San Antonio, Texas, pp. Paper No. NACE-2014-4453.  NACE International, Houston, TX. 
  • Schreiber DK, MJ Olszta, and SM Bruemmer. 2014. "Grain boundary depletion and migration during selective oxidation of Cr in a Ni-5Cr binary alloy exposed to high-temperature hydrogenated water." Scripta Materialia 89:41-44.  doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2014.06.022
  • Crum JV, V Maio, JS McCloy, C Scott, BJ Riley, B Benefiel, JD Vienna, K Archibald, CP Rodriguez, V Rutledge, Z Zhu, JV Ryan, and MJ Olszta. 2014. "Cold Crucible Induction Melter Studies for Making Glass Ceramic Waste Forms: A Feasibility Assessment." Journal of Nuclear Materials 444(1-3):481-492.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.10.029
  • Cui J, JP Choi, G Li, E Polikarpov, JT Darsell, NR Overman, MJ Olszta, DK Schreiber, ME Bowden, TC Droubay, MJ Kramer, N Zarkevich, LL Wang, DD Johnson, M Marinescu, I Takeuchi, Q Huang, H Wu, H Reeve, NV Vuong, and JP Liu. 2014. "Thermal Stability of MnBi Magnetic Materials." Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter 26(6):Article No. 064212.  doi:10.1088/0953-8984/26/6/064212
  • Riley BJ, JS Mccloy, JV Crum, WC Lepry, CP Rodriguez, CF Windisch, Jr, J Matyas, MP Westman, BT Rieck, JB Lang, MJ Olszta, and DA Pierce. 2014. Alternative Electrochemical Salt Waste Forms, Summary of FY11-FY12 ResultsPNNL-22034 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Schreiber DK, MJ Olszta, and SM Bruemmer. 2013. "Directly correlated transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography of grain boundary oxidation in a Ni-Al binary alloy exposed to high-temperature water." Scripta Materialia 69(7):509-512.  doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2013.06.008
  • Schreiber DK, MJ Olszta, DW Saxey, K Kruska, KL Moore, S Lozano-Perez, and SM Bruemmer. 2013. "Examinations of Oxidation and Sulfidation of Grain Boundaries in Alloy 600 Exposed to Simulated Pressurized Water Reactor Primary Water." Microscopy and Microanalysis 19(3):676-687.  doi:10.1017/S1431927613000421
  • Gamalski AD, DE Perea, J Yoo, N Li, MJ Olszta, RJ Colby, DK Schreiber, C Ducati, ST Picraux, and S Hofmann. 2013. "Catalyst Composition and Impurity-dependent Kinetics of Nanowire Heteroepitaxy." ACS Nano 7(9):7689-7697.  doi:10.1021/nn402208p
  • McCloy JS, BJ Riley, AS Lipton, CF Windisch, Jr, NM Washton, MJ Olszta, and CP Rodriguez. 2013. "Structure and Chemistry in Halide Lead-Tellurite Glasses." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(7):3456-3466.  doi:10.1021/jp310820t
  • Riley BJ, J Chun, W Um, WC Lepry, J Matyas, MJ Olszta, X Li, K Polychronopoulou, and MG Kanatzidis. 2013. "Chalcogen-Based Aerogels as Sorbents for Radionuclide Remediation." Environmental Science & Technology 47(13):7540-7547.  doi:10.1021/es400595z
  • Toloczko MB, MJ Olszta, NR Overman, and SM Bruemmer. 2013. "OBSERVATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS OF INTERGRANULAR STRESS CORROSION CRACK GROWTH OF ALLOY 152 WELD METALS IN SIMULATED PWR PRIMARY WATER." In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactors, August 11-15, 2013, Asheville, North Carolina.  NACE International, Houston, TX. 


  • Bruemmer SM, MJ Olszta, MB Toloczko, and LE Thomas. 2012. "Linking Grain Boundary Microstructure to Stress Corrosion Cracking of Cold Rolled Alloy 690 in PWR Primary Water." In CORROSION 2012 Conference & Expo, March 11-15, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, vol. 7, pp. 5912-5927.  NACE International, Houston, TX. 
  • Bruemmer SM, MB Toloczko, and MJ Olszta. 2012. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Investigation of the Stress Corrosion Cracking in Nickel-Base Alloys, Volume 2PNNL-20915; NUREG/CR-7103 Vol.2, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Olszta MJ, DK Schreiber, LE Thomas, and SM Bruemmer. 2012. "High-Resolution Crack Imaging Reveals Degradation Processes in Nuclear Reactor Structural Materials." Advanced Materials & Processes 170(4):17-21. 


  • Strachan DM, EC Buck, KT Mueller, JM Schwantes, MJ Olszta, S Thevuthasan, and RM Heeren. 2011. Analytical Plan for Roman GlassesPNNL-20204, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Bruemmer SM, MB Toloczko, MJ Olszta, RJ Seffens, and PG Efsing. 2009. "CHARACTERIZATION OF DEFECTS IN ALLOY 152, 52 AND 52M WELDS." In 14th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems, August 23-27, 2009, Virginia Beach, Virginia, pp. 319-332.  American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL. 

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