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What Happens to Nuclear Fuel Inside a Reactor?

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18:00 20 Jun 2018
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The Centre, 101 Faraday Street, Warrington, Warrington, United Kingdom, WA3 6YN

Seminar by Kerr Fitzgerald, Nuclear Fuel Performance Scientist, UK National Nuclear Laboratory

Nuclear power stations generate electricity in a similar manner to conventional fossil fuel plants but, instead of burning coal/gas, atoms are split (undergo fission) to release energy. Many people are aware that nuclear power plants harness the energy of nuclear fission but few people are aware of the specific details of nuclear fuel and the numerous interesting scientific phenomena that occur to fuel once it is inside a nuclear reactor!

The aim of this talk is to introduce the audience to some of the most interesting aspects of nuclear fuel in an informative and interactive manner. An overview of the talk is given below:

  1. What is nuclear fuel?
  2. Energy within nuclear fuel
  3. Interesting phenomena within nuclear fuel
  4. Predicting nuclear fuel behaviour
  5. Current research into nuclear fuel
Organised by: IOP Nuclear Industry Group

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The Centre, 101 Faraday Street, Warrington, Warrington, United Kingdom, WA3 6YN
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18:00 20 Jun 2018

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