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Understanding how superconducting materials are affected by fusion conditions

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An innovative new piece of equipment – designed to enhance research into fusion relevant ‘superconducting’ materials – has been installed at UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility (MRF). The PPMS (or Physical Properties Measurement System) will examine…

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Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing

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The Ultrasonic Fatigue Rig (UFR) measures the high-cycle-fatigue lifetime of irradiated materials, using small mm-scale specimens. A material which undergoes cyclic loading (due to mechanical or thermal stresses) will have a finite lifetime. It is important…

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Using atom probe to understand the makeup of materials

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Research by UKAEA using Atom Probe Tomography (APT) is helping scientists to understand more about the atomic structure of key fusion-related materials. APT is an analytical microscopic technique, which can recognise the position and chemical…

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Meet Amanda Quadling – UKAEA’s new Director of Materials

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Having originally graduated as a geochemist in South Africa, Amanda led the Mineralogy Division at the South African Science Council (Minket). She moved with her family to the UK ten years ago, has an MSc…

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Nanoindentation experiments on Eurofer-97

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UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility (MRF) prepares and examines samples of materials to assess their suitability for use in nuclear reactors. In addition to the work carried out by UKAEA, the facility can also be used…

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The first NNUF funding call for access is now open

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We are delighted to inform you that the MRF building at UKAEA is open again and can run analysis on material samples (irradiated and non-irradiated) using a wide array of scientific equipment. In addition, the…

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Stay connected with the MRF team

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In line with Government guidelines employees across UKAEA, like many people in the UK, are currently working remotely. This includes the Materials Research Facility (MRF). MRF specialises in processing and analysing radioactive materials, to support…

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MRF commissioned to work with radioactive samples

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UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility (MRF) passed a significant milestone at the end of last year, setting it up for a successful 2020. MRF received endorsement from the UKAEA Site Safety Working Group, which means that…

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