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BUFFF - Bangor University Fuel Fabrication Facility

BUFFF will provide a first-of-a-kind, innovative platform that enables users to study the manufacture of ceramics including nuclear fuels and other nuclear materials. The ability to vary the sintering atmosphere (including at temperature) whilst visually assessing the sintering process is of significant interest to users in industry and academia.

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Contact: Dr. Simon Middleburgh

BULLET - Bangor University Lead Loop for Erosion Testing

BULLET is part of the Advanced Fuel Cycle programme (AFCP) with NNL to develop the UK’s first academic flowing Pb facility to test Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) materials and fuels. Designed with SRS in Italy, BULLET will be able to test materials in flowing Pb at velocities of 4 m/s at temperatures above 500°C.

Contact: Dr. Simon Middleburgh

MERLIN - Materials Energy Research Lab in Nuclear

MERLIN is our active materials labs with capability for working with uranium compounds. MERLIN is physically split into two areas of materials manufacture and characterisation.

Find out more: MERLIN Webpage

Contact: Dr. Simon Middleburgh

THOR - Thermal-Hydraulics Open-access Research

THOR is a water Thermal-Hydraulics loop for open-access research and development at Menai Science Park (M-SParc). THOR will provide an accessible platform for collaboration partners and other interested parties.

Find out more: THOR Webpage

Contact: Dr. Walter Villanueva