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New research identifies Fukushima reactor unit 1 material in environment

Through the analysis of sub-mm particulate sourced from the environment, new research published today in Nature Communications by scientists from the University of Bristol, Diamond Light Source and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has identified specific fallout particles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the environment that give insights into the events that […]

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Analysing and imaging of fuel debris fallout particles from Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant accident

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks PI: Dr Peter Martin Partners: Diamond Light Source, Japan Atomic Energy Agency Contact: peter.martin@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge Although the three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) were not damaged by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in 2011, the entire site was inundated by the ensuing 15m high […]

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Materials science research celebrated at student conference

The latest research in materials science was on display in Bristol where PhD students gathered with their academic and AWE industrial sponsors for a two-day conference. To celebrate the achievements of participating researchers prizes were on offer for the best presentation and poster. Judges assessed all of the talks given during the conference programme, as […]

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Radiation mapping surveys using UAVs in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks PI: Prof. Tom Scott Partners: National Centre for Nuclear Robotics, EPSRC Contact details: t.b.scott@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred during the early hours of Friday 26th April 1986 during a test on the Chernobyl 4 reactor prior to a routine shutdown. The resultant […]

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NAMRC Researchers in Residence projects begin

Two researchers are starting projects at the Nuclear AMRC supported by the Researchers in Residence programme.  Dr Nicolas Larrosa of the University of Bristol is investigating additive manufacture for fusion applications, while Dr Simon Fletcher of the University of Huddersfield in developing new tools to improve machining accuracy for the largest components. Additive manufacturing for […]

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Bristol Researcher Thesis published by Springer

Dr Peter Martin of the Interface Analysis Centre at the University of Bristol has had his PhD thesis published by Springer in their series recognising outstanding PhD research. Peter’s PhD was nominated by the School of Physics for a Springer thesis, a prestigious and exclusive honour awarded to the best theses in physical sciences from […]

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Bristol researchers venture to the Chernobyl red forest

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR), recently travelled to Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the power plant in Ukraine. The team carried out a series of radiation mapping surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) including the […]

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Hub Members Advise Government on Nuclear Innovation and Research

Members of the South West Nuclear Hub network have contributed to the first Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (Nirab) annual report since the Board re-convened in 2018. The Nirab Board’s membership includes industrial and academic partners of the South West Nuclear Hub with representatives from EDF Energy, the University of Oxford, the University of […]

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EQUALLE™ Alliance and the University of Bristol sign a MoU to cooperate on Nuclear Equipment Qualification

EQUALLE™ (the alliance of Framatome, Bureau Veritas, Doosan Babcock) and the University of Bristol are pleased to announce the signature of a MoU to cooperate on Nuclear Equipment Qualification. EQUALLE™ and the University of Bristol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to work together on seismic qualification of equipment. Under this partnership, […]

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