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Synchrotron investigations of materials and processes related to the nuclear fuel cycle

Please join us on Friday, October 16, 2015 for a Seminar Series featuring Melissa Deneke, Scientific Director at the Dalton Nuclear Institute. This presentation will cover various examples of application of SR-based techniques in studies related to the nuclear fuel cycle (fuel, recycle, waste disposal).

Friday, October 16, 2015
Dr. Melissa Deneke
Scientific Director
The Dalton Nuclear Insititute
We are nearing the 60th anniversary of civil nuclear power generation. It is therefore opportune to review application of synchrotron radiation (SR)-based X-ray spectroscopic and scattering techniques to characterize radioactive materials and elucidate determinant processes relevant to the nuclear fuel cycle. The penetration capability of intense X-ray sources allows in situ investigations, without having to separate the nuclides of interest out of the material to be studied and within radiological containments or sample cell environments. In this presentation, various examples of application of SR-based techniques in studies related to the nuclear fuel cycle (fuel, recycle, waste disposal) will be presented.
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