Case studies


Diamond Battery

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery.
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Public Engagement: "Is Nuclear Green?" at the Bristol Harbour Festival

The aim of this project was to present the facts about nuclear power in the UK and start a debate
around the question “Is Nuclear Green?”.
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AARM system in flight

Use of Mobile Aerial Platforms for Radiation Detection and Building Inspections

The advanced airborne radiation monitoring (AARM) system is the world’s first autonomous low altitude aerial radiation detection device.
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High resolution resistive plate chambers (HRRPC)

Cosmic Ray Tomography to Monitor the Fukushima Reactor Cores

Bristol University has been developing large scale high resolution resistive plate chambers (HRPCs) for cosmic ray tomography aimed at Homeland Security and Volcano monitoring.
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Decontamination of Liquids using Novel Adsortbents

Auxetics describes a class of materials and structures that expand in all directions when pulled along one (negative Poisson’s ratio - NPR), with a counterintuitive behaviour compared to the one of “classic” materials.
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Reactive Nanomaterial Injections

Nanoparticle clogging could be used to provide a low-cost alternative to the proposed ice wall that will be used to hydro-geologically isolate the leaking reactor units at the Fukushima Daiichi site, thus preventing contaminated cooling waters from dispersing into the regional groundwater flow system.
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HEFCE NRC