Dalton Seminar Series: ‘Radiation Damage in Materials - The Role of Disorder’
|Dates:||25 May 2016|
|Times:||12:30 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Dalton Nuclear Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
The future of nuclear energy relies on materials being able to compensate for the extremes in radiation damage expected, in core materials, fuel, and in the case of fusion tritium breeding. This damage can arise from the fission process itself, neutrons ejected from fission/fusion, and gas bubble formation arising from fission fragments. As part of a large programme developing materials which are immune to the effects of such damage, arange of ceramics, both oxide and non-oxide are highlighted exploring the role damage has on their properties. Such damage has been across compositional, and in some cases structural, change, through crystallineamorphous transitions, and to the effects of gas bubble formation on materials, and how the systems behave.
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Biography: Karl obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Kent, a Masters from the University of Aberdeen, and PhD from the Open University. After completing his PhD he undertook postdoctoral appointments at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Sheffield, researching in to amorphous materials, and nuclear waste options. He then moved to the Australia Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), where he led research into the effects on materials of radiation damage. In 2012 he moved back the UK as Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Materials at the University of Sheffield, and in 2015 he moved to the University of Liverpool as the Chair in Nuclear Engineering. Over the years he has developed research linkages across the world, with active collaborations in the US, India, Australia and S Korea.
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