Investigating "lava-like" nuclear fuel to support decommissioning of Chernobyl
29 January 2021
A new paper, released online this week and to be published in Materials and Design, discusses an investigation of the microstructure and mechanical behaviour of simulant “lava-like” fuel that contained materials from Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant reactor unit 4.
This publication is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, the University of Sheffield and Diamond Light Source. The lead author is Dr Haris Paraskevoulakos from the Interface Analysis Centre, and the work brought together researchers from across science and engineering disciplines. As well as colleagues in the Interface Analysis Centre, experts from Bristol's Composite Institute as well as from the University of Sheffield's Immobilisation Science Laboratory were involved. It aimed to gain a better understanding of the mechanical, physical and chemical behaviour to inform the decommissioning process.
'Investigating the microstructure and mechanical behaviour of simulant “lava-like” fuel containing materials from the Chernobyl reactor unit 4 meltdown’ by C. Paraskevoulakos et al in Materials and Design, March 2021.
Authors: C.Paraskevoulakos, J.P.Forna-Kreutzer, K.R.Hallam,C.P.Jones, T.B.Scott, C.Gausse, D.J.Bailey, C.A.Simpson, D.Liu, C.Reinhard, C.L.Corkhill, M.Mostafavi
This paper is available via Open Access - click here to view