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Dept. of Geological Sciences
450 Serra Mall, Building 320
Stanford, CA 94305-2115
Office: Green Earth Sci. 307
- Actinide materials are the backbone of the nuclear fuel cycle—either for the production of energy or nuclear weapons. We study the mineralogy, materials science and geochemistry of actinides.
- Diamond anvil cells allow for in situ characterization of materials at high pressures.
- Using ultrafast lasers, we can learn more about the physical mechanisms underlying the damage processes in nuclear materials.
- Swift heavy ions are used to replicate damage caused by fission fragments and alpha particles in nuclear materials.