On this page you will find publications, case studies, presentations and other information about UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility.

Publications and presentations

  • Using spherical indentation to measure the strength of copper-chromium-zirconium; : A.J. Cackett, J.J.H. Lim, P. Klups, A.J. Bushby, C.D. Hardie; , J. Nucl. Mater., 2018; Doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.04.012
  •  “Nanoindentation hardness anisotropy of beryllium”, V. Kuksenko, S. Roberts and E. Tarleton, Int. J. Plasticity, 116 (2019), 62-80. doi:10.1016/j.ijplas.2018.12.008
  • “The effect of Beryllium Oxide on retention in JET ITER-like wall tiles”, C. Makepeace, C. Pardanau, M. Kumar, C. Martin, Y. Ferro, E. Hodille, P. Roubin, I. Borodkina, T.Dittmar, C.Ayres, P.Coad, A.Baron-Wiechec, I. Jepu, K.Heinola, A.Widdowson, S.Lozano-Perez, and JET Contributors, Nucl. Mater. Energy., 19 (2019), 346–351. doi:10.1016/j.nme.2019.02.022
  • Effects of neutron irradiation on the brittle to ductile transition in single crystal tungsten”, R.G. Abernethy, J.S.K.-L. Gibson, A. Giannattasio, J.D. Murphy, O. Wouters, S. Bradnam, L.W. Packer, M.R. Gilbert, M. Klimenkov, M. Rieth, H.-C. Schneider, C.D. Hardie, S.G. Roberts, D.E.J. Armstrong. Journal of Nuclear Materials 527 (2019) 151799

Factsheets on MRF equipment and techniques

You can find out about other MRF equipment and techniques from the Equipment page.

Case studies

  • The effects of radiation damage in beryllium

    RaDIATE collaboration

    Cross-section of the fractured beryllium window after proton irradiation. Fracture accrues predominantly at grain boundaries. A research project is currently be…

  • Predicting how size affects nuclear materials properties

    Alex Cackett - Queen Mary University of London

    Alex Cackett’s PhD project with Queen Mary University of London is based at UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility at Culham. Her PhD is part of Strength-ABLE (Str…

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