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Latest Nuclear Research from the University of Bristol

The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning numerous departments including Physics, Engineering and Earth Sciences. Here are the latest research papers published by this community. Research Outputs Application of airborne photogrammetry for the visualisation and assessment of contamination migration arising from a Fukushima waste storage facility. Connor,D.T. et al. (2018). […]

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Radiation Mapping In Cornwall

This week, the Hub’s Nuclear Robotics Laboratory Technician Erin Holland & the Interface Analysis Centre’s PhD student Stacy Moore are on a field trip mapping some of the more interesting natural radiation sites in Cornwall. There is background radiation everywhere, but Cornwall is on average more radioactive than most other parts of the British Isles […]

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University Hosts Reactor Engineering Seminar From AREVA

Dr Jean Dhers from AREVA gives a guest seminar on Nuclear Reactor Engineering As part of the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme Dr Jean Dhers from AREVA was invited to speak to students and visitors on the topic of Nuclear Reactor Design and Components Manufacturing. This was arranged by the Solid Mechanics Research Group in the […]

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Latest Nuclear Research from the University of Bristol

The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning numerous departments including Physics, Engineering and Earth Sciences. Here are the latest research papers published by this community. Research Output in November In situ imaging of corrosion processes in nuclear fuel cladding. Laferrere, Alice; Burrows, Robert; Glover, Carol; Clark, Ronald Nuuchin; Payton, Oliver; […]

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Bristol Academics Showcase at IET EngTalks Event

A University of Bristol team showcase the ASPIRE Diamond Energy Materials project at IET London The University of Bristol showcased its innovative diamond energy materials at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engtalks event in London this week. The exhibiting team comprised of academics from the Schools of Physics and Chemistry. ASPIRE Project The […]

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Sector Deal Announced at Nuclear 2017

A range of announcements were made by ministers at the NIA Nuclear 2017 conference as part of the Nuclear Sector Deal in the government’s Industrial Strategy The South West Nuclear Hub welcomes these exciting announcements by the UK Government. The fact that it wishes to place the country back as global leader for atomic energy […]

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Bristol Academic Speaks to BBC About Hinkley Mud Dredging

University of Bristol Academic Speaks to BBC to Allay Fears of ‘Radioactive Mud Dumping’ in the Bristol Channel Dr David Richards, from the School of Geographical Sciences and research theme leader for environmental hazards and risks at the South West Nuclear Hub, was interviewed by the BBC this week about a proposal to move 300,000 […]

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Looking Deep into the Future for Radioactive Waste Disposal

New research into long-term climate change is applied to nuclear waste disposal sites in Finland and Sweden. A new paper was recently published on research that uses Earth system models to project future changes in climate over timescales pertinent to the disposal of radioactive waste. This research involved  Dr Natalie Lord, Professor Andy Ridgwell and Professor Dan Lunt […]

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EDF Energy Joins the South West Nuclear Hub

The South West Nuclear Hub welcomes EDF Energy as a member Following a successful opening in September 2016, the South West Nuclear Hub started welcoming its members. Out of these, earlier this month EDF Energy has joined the South West Nuclear Hub. This is a significant step in the implementation of the Hub’s delivery model, […]

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