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Applications now open for fully funded UK irradiated materials library access

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The MARIA reactor at Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych in Poland is the source of the neutrons used for radionuclide production, material modifications and scientific research. UKAEA have recently completed a neutron irradiation campaign in this…

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Amanda Quadling photographed for the Materials Research Facility opening of the new extension

Upgraded Materials Research Facility empowers fusion research

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The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has completed a £10m extension of its world-leading Materials Research Facility (MRF) at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire. Specialist materials that can withstand extreme conditions are a critical part…

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MRF Projects Update

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NNUF2a Fascinate In-Situ Mechanical Test Instrument kick-off meeting successfully held at Culham with Alemnis.

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MRF Project Updates

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Back on 1st Oct 2021, UKAEA was proud to announce that in collaboration with various academic and industrial companies, they had secured a total of £7.8m funding across three projects over 2 years from 1st…

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X-ray method offers comprehensive picture

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Scientists at UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility have performed X-ray characterisation on the first ‘active’ sample in one of the facility’s Research Rooms. The method – called X-ray Diffraction (XRD) – is a technique used by…

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NNUF award £7.8m to MRF for new equipment

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We are very pleased to announce that as of today (1st October 2021) we have been awarded three major equipment investment projects through the National Nuclear User Facility phase 2a call. These three projects total…

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Fusion Materials Roadmap Launched

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New UK Fusion Materials Roadmap aims to accelerate progress in commercialising the ultimate energy source. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials (Royce) have today published a roadmap…

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MRF facility receives green light to operate at full capacity

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A critical safety case report – allowing UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility (MRF) to operate at full capacity – has been successfully completed. The Pre-Operation Safety Report (or POSR 2.0) means MRF can now receive and…

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Using Atom Probe to Understand the Makeup of Materials

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APT is an analytical microscopic technique, which can recognise the position and chemical identity of the atoms making up a material, with nanometer precision. Finding out what happens to materials on an atomic scale, in…

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MRF Fusion Materials

UK Fusion Materials Roadmap Launched

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UKAEA and The Henry Royce Institute are working with The Institute for Manufacturing (Cambridge) to define a UK Fusion Materials Roadmap. It is part of Henry Royce’s second major roadmapping exercise, designed to stimulate and…

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