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Interface Analysis Centre marks 30 years at the University of Bristol

    The Interface Analysis Centre (IAC) is celebrating 30 years at the University of Bristol, having been ‘spun-in’ from Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories in 1990. Today it is one of ten research groups within the School of Physics and works on a range of materials science-based problems, primarily nuclear energy-related, focusing on industry-driven challenges and […]

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A render of the as-constructed diamond gammavoltaic, mounted on an SMA head for testing, and here reproduced for monte carlo simulation purposes.

Diamond Gammavoltaic Cells for Biasless Gamma Dosimetry

Research Area: Monitoring PI: Mr Robbie Mackenzie Funders: EPSRC, Sellafield Ltd. Contact details: gm12172@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge Diamond dosimeters are reliable and well-characterised, with significant development having been undertaken within the SWNH [1]. Simple and radiation hard, they have no measured upper limit for dose rate and will continue to operate after other dosimetry technologies have […]

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Uranium Science Conference

The University of Bristol invites you to partake in the inaugural Uranium Science conference, being led by the Interface Analysis Centre in the School of Physics.

Uranium Science is a topical conference, providing a platform to encourage and accelerate collaboration within the uranium community. This inaugural conference will be held at the University of Bristol on 21st - 22nd January 2019, and will include discussions along the following themes:

  • Fundamental Science

Condensed matter physics of uranium, devices, and nuclear materials

  • Environmental Science and Forensics 

Provenance, geolocation, and detection

  • Uranium Chemistry and Corrosion 

From fundamental reaction kinetics to bulk materials degradation

  • Nuclear Fuel Behaviour 

Thermal properties, irradiation damage, and fuel-water interface

Abstract Submissions

Submissions are open for submission on each of the above four topics. Contributions for oral and/or poster presentations are invited. Abstracts should be submitted by email to contact@uraniumscience.org by 19th October 2018. Abstracts should be no larger than one A4 page, including images, and should specify whether oral or poster presentation is preferred. A student poster prize of £200 will be awarded.

Key Dates

12 November 2018      Abstract deadline
19 November 2018      Notification of abstract acceptance
30 November 2018     Registration deadline
21-22 January 2019    Uranium Science Conference


Standard Earlybird* - £80

Student Earlybird* - £50

Standard - £120

Student - £75

*Earlybird tickets available until 30th November 2018.

Conference Registration

Conference Dinner

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery will host the conference dinner on the evening of the 21st. A three course meal and wine will be served in the grand Wills Hall, surrounded by the collections of art, nature, and history on display in this beautiful building. There is an additional cost of £40 to attend this unique dinner.

Register and pay for the dinner via the above button.

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For any enquiries please message contact@uraniumscience.org

Conference Brochure

Download the conference brochure for further information on this event:

Uranium Science 2019

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New Bristol PhD Graduates in Nuclear

Two PhD students from the Interface Analysis Centre celebrated their graduation during the July Ceremonies having successfully completed their nuclear-related theses. On Friday 13th July Dr Chris Hutson and Dr Peter Martin from the Interface Analysis Centre (IAC) were awarded their Doctorates during the summer graduation ceremonies. They celebrated with family and staff in the […]

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Partnership Agreed with JAEA for environmental research in Fukushima

Dr Peter Martin and Professor Tom Scott from the Interface Analysis Centre recently travelled to Fukushima in Japan, to secure a five year partnership with the Japanese Atomic Energy Authority (JAEA) to work on isotopic and environmental aspects of the fallout material contaminating the area resulting from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. The week-long trip […]

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