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: