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Nuclear

Overview

Nuclear fuels like uranium dioxide (UO2), when undergoing fission, produce other elements, such as xenon. Xenon atoms tend to aggregate into bubbles in UO2 and degrade the properties of the fuel as well as cause a physical swelling. We seek to understand the beginnings of xenon bubble formation in UO2, using ab initio calculations.


Researchers Studying this Topic

Alexander Thompson