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Karen Kruska

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-6704

PNNL Publications


  • Devanathan R., W. Jiang, K. Kruska, M.A. Conroy, T.C. Droubay, and J.M. Schwantes. 2019. "Hexagonal Close-Packed High-Entropy Alloy Formation under Extreme Processing Conditions." Journal of Materials Research 34, no. 5:709-719. PNNL-SA-137859. doi:10.1557/jmr.2018.438
  • Jiang W., M.A. Conroy, K. Kruska, M.J. Olszta, T.C. Droubay, J.M. Schwantes, and C.A. Taylor, et al. 2019. "In situ Study of Particle Precipitation in Metal-doped CeO2 during Thermal Treatment and Ion Irradiation for Emulation of Irradiating Fuels." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, no. 4:2591-2601. PNNL-SA-139442. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11027
  • Lee K., B.J. Riley, H. Park, J. Choi, S. Han, J. Hur, and J.A. Peterson, et al. 2019. "Investigation of physical and chemical properties for upgraded SAP (SiO2-Al2O3-P2O5) waste form to immobilize radioactive waste salt." Journal of Nuclear Materials 515, no. 2019:382-391. PNNL-SA-130870. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.01.004
  • McCloy J.S., B.J. Riley, J.V. Crum, J. Marcial, J.T. Reiser, K. Kruska, and J.A. Peterson, et al. 2019. "Crystallization Study of Rare Earth and Molybdenum Containing Nuclear Waste Glass Ceramics." Journal of the American Ceramic Society 102, no. 9:5149-5163. PNNL-SA-122002. doi:10.1111/jace.16406


  • Exertier F., A. La Fontaine, C. Corcoran, S. Piazolo, E. Belousova, Z. Peng, and B. Gault, et al. 2018. "Atom probe tomography analysis of the reference Zircon GJ-1: An interlaboratory study." Chemical Geology 495. PNNL-SA-130160. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.07.031
  • Jiang W., S.R. Spurgeon, Z. Zhu, X. Yu, K. Kruska, T. Wang, and J.G. Gigax, et al. 2018. "Chemical imaging and diffusion of hydrogen and lithium in lithium aluminate." Journal of Nuclear Materials 511. PNNL-SA-134630. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.08.057


  • Jiang W., K. Kruska, C.H. Henager, and R.J. Kurtz. 2017. "PROGRESS IN THE STUDY OF ION IRRADIATION IN TUNGSTEN." In Fusion Materials Semianual Progress Report For Period Ending December 31, 2016, edited by D Clark. 115-119. Oak Ridge, Tennessee:Oak Ridge National Laboratory. PNNL-SA-124007.
  • Jiang W., M.A. Conroy, K. Kruska, N.R. Overman, T.C. Droubay, J. Gigax, and L. Shao, et al. 2017. "Nanoparticle Precipitation in Irradiated and Annealed Ceria Doped with Metals for Emulation of Spent Fuels." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, no. 40:22465-22477. PNNL-SA-126918. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06188
  • Kruska K., Z. Zhai, and S.M. Bruemmer. 2017. "Characterization of SCC Initiation Precursors in Cold-Worked Alloy 690." In CORROSION 2017, March 26-30, New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper No. NACE-2017-9717. Houston, Tx, Texas:NACE International. PNNL-SA-121496.
  • Overman N.R., S.A. Whalen, M.E. Bowden, M.J. Olszta, K. Kruska, T. Clark, and E.L. Stevens, et al. 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. PNNL-SA-122981. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2017.06.062
  • Riley B.J., J.D. Vienna, S.M. Frank, J.O. Kroll, J.A. Peterson, N.L. Canfield, and Z. Zhu, et al. 2017. "Glass Binder Development for a Glass-Bonded Sodalite Ceramic Waste Form." Journal of Nuclear Materials 489. PNNL-SA-123338. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.03.041
  • Riley B.J., J.O. Kroll, J.A. Peterson, D.A. Pierce, W.L. Ebert, B.D. Williams, and M. Snyder, et al. 2017. "Assessment of lead tellurite glass for immobilizing electrochemical salt wastes from used nuclear fuel reprocessing." Journal of Nuclear Materials 495. PNNL-SA-125402. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.08.037
  • Zhai Z., K. Kruska, M.B. Toloczko, and S.M. Bruemmer. 2017. "Precursor evolution and SCC initiation of cold-worked alloy 690 in simulated PWR primary water." In CORROSION 2017, March 29-30, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper No. NACE-2017-9475. Houston, Tx, Texas:NACE International. PNNL-SA-121146.
  • Zhai Z., M.B. Toloczko, K. Kruska, and S.M. Bruemmer. 2017. "Precursor Evolution and Stress Corrosion Cracking Initiation of Cold-Worked Alloy 690 in Simulated Pressurized Water Reactor Primary Water." Corrosion 73, no. 10:1224-1236. PNNL-SA-125212. doi:10.5006/2470
  • Zhai Z., M.B. Toloczko, K. Kruska, D.K. Schreiber, and S.M. Bruemmer. 2017. "Grain boundary damage evolution and SCC initiation of cold-worked alloy 690 in simulated PWR primary water." In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactors (EDM 2017), edited by JH Jackson, D Paraventi and M Wright, 457-483. Cham:Springer. PNNL-SA-129136. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67244-1_29


  • Schreiber D.K., A.N. Chiaramonti, L.M. Gordon, and K. Kruska. 2014. "Applicability of post-ionization theory to laser-assisted field evaporation of magnetite." Applied Physics Letters 105, no. 24:Article No. 244106. PNNL-SA-105670. doi:10.1063/1.4904802

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