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Diamond Batteries Show Practical Uses for Nuclear Waste

Bristol research shows the potential value of using nuclear waste to generate energy using diamond batteries. Last night we hosted a public lecture showcasing the diamond battery technology developed at the University of Bristol. This was presented by our Director for Science Professor Tom Scott, who had just returned from fieldwork in Fukushima. The lecture was […]

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Spotlight on Hub Director in UK Parliament Week

Professor Tom Scott, Hub Director for Science, has been highlighted by PolicyBristol as part of UK Parliament week In May 2017 Professor Scott presented to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, and advised on a report entitled ‘Nuclear research and technology: Breaking the cycle of indecision’. This is a recent example of how Bristol academics […]

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

6th-10th November was the fifth Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, an initiative to inspire young people into engineering. This is lead by Engineering UK and the Royal Academy of Engineering, supported by several large companies and professional bodies. The nuclear industry is represented by the NNL and EDF Energy. Get into Nuclear The National Nuclear Industrial Strategy […]

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Bristol awarded EPSRC Funding For Nuclear Robotics

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today announced four national research hubs for the latest ground-breaking research and innovation projects in robotics and artificial intelligence systems. The University of Bristol will be a partner in two of these Hubs, in the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics and The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for […]

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Latest Nuclear Research Publications

The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning Physics, Engineering and Earth Sciences. Here are the latest research papers published by this community. Latest Outputs C. Liu, P. J. Heard, S. J. Greenwell & P. E. J. Flewitt (2017): A study of breakaway oxidation of 9Cr–1Mo steel in a Hot […]

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Hub Exhibits at NDA Supply Chain Event

Over 300 companies and 2000 delegates assembled in Manchester on Thursday 2nd November for the 7th NDA Estate Supply Chain Event. Based in the Skills Zone, our stand attracted international attention and gave us the chance to showcase the full range of our capabilities, from teaching to research to industrial partnerships. It was particularly exciting to […]

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Diamond Batteries: One Year Of Reaction

In November 2016 Professor Tom Scott, Co-Director of the South West Nuclear Hub presented diamond battery technology at the Cabot Institute Annual Lecture. This innovation was developed by a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol. They were able to grow a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, generates a […]

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Nuclear Research Available on Open Access

October 23rd-29th is the 10th International Open Access Week with the theme ” Open in Order to…”. More information is available here. The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a multi-disciplinary network of researchers and has published a number of papers open access. Here is a selection of topics and links to the papers. Analysis […]

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Hub hosts Nuclear Careers Day

On Wednesday 4th October the Hub hosted a number of employers from the nuclear sector, from the Bristol area and beyond. This group of companies represented many different areas of the industry, including operators, consultancies and professional institutions. The event was attended by postgraduate students on MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering as well as final […]

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