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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.