Seminar “Nuclear technologies: myths and facts”.

In April 2020 our research fellow, Iuliia Ipatova, was invited to deliver a guest seminar on the fundamentals of nuclear technologies to the Chemistry department of Bangor University.

During the lecture, students learned about nuclear fission, nuclear fusion and how energy is released from both processes.

The recording of the lecture is provided here. During the presentation Iuliia covers the following subjects:

  • Nuclear Reactors in the World
  • How many reactors in the UK?
  • Nuclear fission
  • Binding energy
  • Uranium-235
  • The nuclear fuel cycle
  • Types of nuclear reactor
  • Decommissioning
  • Nuclear waste
  • Thorium fuel-cycle
  • Nuclear fusion
    • Inertial confinement
    • Magnetic confinement
    • Tokamak
    • JET
    • ITER
    • DEMO
    • STEP
    • Materials for fusion