The Welsh Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry looking at Nuclear energy in Wales. It will consider Wales’ role in the UK Government’s nuclear ambitions, the economic impact of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa and the development of nuclear technologies, such as small modular reactors.
Dr Michael Rushton has had his latest article published in Nature Index. The article is titled “Exploring small nuclear to plug the energy gaps” and can be found in the 2022 Nature Energy Index. The journal focusses on how the global energy crisis lends urgency to many nations’ plans to decarbonise, shifting from fossil fuels to greener options.
An interdisciplinary team led by Dr Anita Crompton and funded by NERC, has been investigating the feasibility of using waste nuclear heat to decarbonise and stimulate a reversal in the decline of commercial greenhouse use in the UK. This waste heat could provide the low carbon, low-cost heating needed by greenhouse growers to improve the economics of operations. It could also allow an expansion of edible horticulture, which could benefit the industry, UK consumers and the environment.
Novel magnetoacoustic phenomena have been discovered in recent years, such as acoustic spin pumping and magnetization switching induced by sound waves, with potential technological applications in spintronics and magnetic recording.
The Nuclear Futures Institute is pleased to highlight the publication of a recent research paper written by Dr Phylis Makurunje and Dr Simon Middleburgh. The paper is titled “Self-contained dual-scale composite architectures in spray dried zirconium diboride” and was published in the Ceramics International journal.
Christopher Moore, a 2nd year PhD student with the Nuclear Futures Institute has published a paper titled “Hydrogen accommodation in the TiZrNbHfTa high entropy alloy”. High entropy alloys and their hydrides are a new type of material and this paper works to provide a better understanding of how these systems behave at the atomic level. Read more at https://nubu.nu
Many people are frightened of radiation, thinking of it as an invisible, man-made and deadly force, and this fear often underpins opposition to nuclear power. In fact, most radiation is natural and life on Earth wouldn’t be possible without it. Read more at https://nubu.nu
The Nuclear Futures Institute are pleased to highlight the publication of a new research paper written by Dr Alberto Fraile. The paper is titled “Analysis of hypervelocity impacts: the tungsten case". The impact simulations were performed using classical MDs (molecular dynamics) as implemented in LAMMPS.
"30 Years of Safer Systems" contains articles from the last 3 decades of the Safety Critical Systems Club (SCSC) newsletter "Safety Systems".The club is for engineers, managers and academics in…