Our research takes a collaborative approach to nuclear materials and is organised into themes that cover a diverse cross-section of areas. These themes are all designed to contribute to a low-carbon future.
This is a key area of our research which is critically important for continued safe operation of existing and new light water reactor plants.
Our experts pioneer novel approaches to nuclear graphite technology to establish microstructural change/irradiation property relationships.
Our research in this area includes work on contamination, geological disposal and the safe storage of spent fuel.
We have the largest group working in the field of zirconium alloys in the UK, with interests ranging from manufacturing of zirconium cladding material to a number of performance aspects.