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New corrosion research from the University of Bristol and Sellafield

A new paper has been released examining uranium corrosion and nuclear waste storage between the University of Bristol and Sellafield Ltd. These two institutions are long-standing collaborators on nuclear materials research to support the safe handling, treatment, storage and permanent disposal of radioactive waste in the UK. The paper is entitled Corrosion of uranium in […]

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Nuclear safety analysis tool applied to Covid-19 lockdown scenarios

New analysis from the University of Bristol has evaluated options available to national governments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic using the J Value method, previously applied to mass evacuation scenarios. The method empirically assesses expenditure of a safety scheme against the value of life and potential gains in life expectancy. The research paper, published in […]

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Hub network support fight against Coronavirus

Several members and collaborators in the South West Nuclear Hub network have been contributing to the fight against coronavirus. Supplies of PPE and other equipment have been donated in local areas, whilst the nuclear industry continues to generate energy and maintain critical infrastructure. PPE and supplies production The University of Plymouth is part of a […]

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Bristol students win Waste Management Symposium prizes

There was success for University of Bristol PhD students at the recent Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. Roy G Post Scholarship Award Dean Connor, from the School of Physics, was successful in receiving a Dr Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship for the Symposium. Dean was awarded the $7500 postgraduate scholarship alongside seven other students […]

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Latest nuclear cohort graduates from Bristol

The 2018/19 cohort of students on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme graduated from the University of Bristol this week The ceremony for the Faculty of Science took place in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building. This included the MSc students on the Nuclear Science and Engineering programme, which saw its largest cohort to […]

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Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power

Work has begun at Berkeley power station in Gloucestershire to remove radioactive waste products from the site as part of its decommissioning programme.  To try and reduce the time and cost of this operation, a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol hope to recycle material from the irradiated graphite to generate […]

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Bristol Professor awarded JSPS Fellowship

Professor Philip Thomas of the University of Bristol has been awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Fellowship. The JSPS provides fellowship programmes for overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. The programmes are intended to […]

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Framatome prize for Bristol-Oxford Centre Member

Professor Sergio Lozano-Perez from the University of Oxford has been awarded the first Framatome Excellence in Reactor Science award in recognition of his significant contributions to nuclear science and research. Minister Counsellor François Revardeaux joined Framatome executives in presenting the award during a ceremony at the French Embassy in London. Find out more about #carbonneutrality […]

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Bristol spin-out to develop longlife sensors for Sellafield

Electronics experts Sensor Driven, a University of Bristol spin-out company has received Game Changers funding to demonstrate how the technology could be useful in nuclear waste stores at Sellafield. Traditional sensors constantly use battery power, regularly sleeping, waking and measuring when often there is nothing of interest to measure. This typically limits battery lifetime to […]

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