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Materials’ Issues for Nuclear Generation

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18:30 – 21:30 24 Mar 2010
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Institute of Physics
76-78 Portland Place
London
W1B 1NT

Speakers: Prof. Chris Grovenor, Head of Department of Materials, University of Oxford

This talk will describe some of the work in Oxford on how we are using the latest generation of analytical techniques to study key degradation mechanisms in a number of different classes of nuclear materials with the aim of designing more robust materials for the next generation of reactors.
Over the past 2 years there has been a welcome renaissance in interest in the nuclear option for electricity generation in the UK, and so understanding how to learn from materials problems in the existing fleet has become of increasing interest as well as how to design new materials for operation at higher temperatures. There is also a growing consensus that if fusion has any potential in the longer term to meet our energy needs then new materials will have to be found to operate in uniquely harsh conditions of high temperatures and severe radiation damage.
Tea/Coffee from 18:00.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact details: Len Lewell (branch secretary)
Email: londonsoutheast@physics.org
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Institute of Physics
76-78 Portland Place
London
W1B 1NT
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18:30 – 21:30 24 Mar 2010
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