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IOP Nuclear Industry Group Webinar Series: Micropower from Gamma Fields

This presentation will focus on recent results in the development of a diamond gamma-voltaic: a device that generates power from ambient gamma fields. Gammavoltaics is a nascent field and this work represents the first steps towards the concept becoming a reality.

Speaker 

Robbie Mackenzie is a PhD student at University of Bristol. He completed his MSci in Physics  in 2016, spending some time as an engineer in the semiconductor industry before returning to start his PhD under Professor Tom Scott in late 2017.

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IOP Nuclear Industry Group webinar: Diamond Batteries

This Presentation will focus on the most recent developments in Bristol University’s effort in developing diamond beta-voltaic devices for a variety of applications.

Speaker 

Tom Wallace-Smith is currently a PhD student at Bristol in the Interface Analysis Centre. He completed an MPhys in Physics at Bath University in 2018 including one year at Rolls-Royce submarines as a reactor Physicist. He now works under Professor Tom Scott in developing diamond beta-voltaic batteries from repurposed materials.

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Further talks in this series will be held on:

  • Tuesday 2nd June, 13:00 – Robbie Mackenzie, University of Bristol (Gamma Voltaics)
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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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