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Jun 26 – 30, 2023
Berkner Bldg. 488
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RaDIATE activities in the UK – an update

Jun 26, 2023, 11:10 AM
Room B (Berkner Bldg. 488)

Room B

Berkner Bldg. 488

Invited Talk Talks


Philip Earp (UK Atomic Energy Authority)


There are multiple ongoing contributions to the RaDIATE materials science program from universities and public sector research establishments across the UK. Initial funding via the Hyper-K–UK project kick-started academic materials science projects, with new and outstanding research now being supported by the LBNF-UK project.
UK activities are co-ordinated by STFC at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The University of Bristol are focusing on graphite, whilst the University of Oxford are performing micro-mechanical studies of proton-irradiated titanium. The University of Birmingham operates the MC40 cyclotron for sample irradiation, and future irradiations are being designed as a collaboration between STFC and the University of Birmingham. Receipt and Post-Irradiation Examination of irradiated specimens will be performed at the Materials Research Facility at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
This presentation provides an update on the activities from the UK. The motivation and strategy for the research is presented by STFC. Also presented is a sample environment for irradiation of titanium foils at the MC40 cyclotron in Birmingham, incorporating features for transport and remote handling in a hot cell. It is proposed to cool the specimens during irradiation with pressurised nitrogen gas, so an experimental setup has been produced to test this approach. Meanwhile, the University of Oxford has planned a series of experiments on the irradiated fatigue cantilevers currently held at the MRF. A summary is given of the latest investments and equipment development activities at the MRF.

Primary authors

Angus J Wilkinson (University of Oxford) Chris Densham (STFC) Philip Earp (UK Atomic Energy Authority) Biao Cai (University of Oxford) Dong Liu (University of Bristol) Eric Harvey-Fishenden (STFC) Jatinder Singh (University of Birmingham) Jicheng Gong (University of Oxford) Lazuardi Pujilaksono (University of Oxford) Mike Fitton (STFC) Richard Cowan (STFC) Slava Kuksenko (UK Atomic Energy Authority)

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