The research in applied nuclear physics is performed within four research groups:
The Fusion Diagnostics Group This group develops new diagnostics for Fusion research facilities like JET and ITER based on neutron emission. The group has designed the MPR and the TOFOR neutron spectrometers at JET as well as a prototype neutron camera for MAST.
The Ion Physics Group This group has a strong tradition in studying interactions of heavy ions with different materials. The group has built up an extensive mass spectrometry facility and performs research for various applications in materials science, bioorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, structural biology and pharmacology. More information on this group can be found HERE .
The Nuclear Fuel Diagnostics and Safeguards Group The activities within this research group are focused on three aspects: (i) nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation issues, (ii) encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel, and (iii) the needs of the nuclear power plants. The common feature of these aspects is measuring techniques, primarily based on gamma-ray spectroscopy and neutron measurements. The efforts are directed to the current fleet of nuclear power plants as well as future GenIV systems.
The Nuclear Reaction Research Group This group performs nuclear data research for applications such as transmutation of nuclear waste and cancer therapy. Experiments are carried out at the neutron facility of The Svedberg Laboratory ( TSL ), with the Medley and SCANDAL set-ups. Recently experimental activities have expanded to include the IGISOL facility in Jyväskylä, Finland, and Neutrons for Science (NFS) at GANIL, Caen, France.
Last updated 05/18/2011 - 13:31.