- Available position: A joint UU-GANIL PhD position in experimental nuclear physics: Studies of neutron-induced reactions with Medley at GANIL
- Sophie Grape and Ane Håkansson will Conduct Research on Nuclear Disarmament at Alva Myrdal Centre
- Research: New method visualizes transport of lithium in batteries
- Research: Unexpected Type of Energy Transmission from Ions to Materials
- Prize: Ali Al-Adili Awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award
Applied nuclear physics for the curious
This group is doing fundamental research about nuclear data and nuclear reactions. Knowledge about this is important for applications such as cancer treatments or transmutation of used nuclear fuel.
In this group ion beams of high energy are utilized for material analysis ranging from applications in archaeology and medicine to ultrathin surface coatings for optical and electronic devices. Our accelerators are also used for active modification of material properties and structuring of samples at a nanometer level. Fundamental research is conducted in the whole field to meet future demands in high-quality material development and analysis.
Research in the safety and security of nuclear power, such as how to use the fuel in the most efficient way, and about the needs of future nuclear power plants. In nuclear safeguards, the group is developing methods for ensuring that nuclear material is used in accordance with international treaties.
Research about fusion as a possible future power source is carried out at several research facilities. The fusion diagnostics group is developing instrumentation for monitoring and analysis of the fusion reactions.
Applied nuclear physics for everyone
Are you a non-expert, who just wants to understand a bit about what the research in our division is about?
Under the headline Applied nuclear physics for everyone we are collecting popular texts and videos about our research. Here you can learn about nuclear reactions, nuclear safeguards, fusion for energy, and more.
Continuing education for professionals
Within the division of applied nuclear physics, Nordic Academy for Nuclear Safety and Security is located, an interdisciplinary competence platform with researchers and teachers from different universities complemented by experts from regulators, agencies and the industry. Through NANSS we give courses in nuclear safety and security, and about nuclear technology, for professionals in the field. You can find more information on the NANSS pages.
The division of applied nuclear physics is one of the largest within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with over 60 employees and other active people.
If you would like to know how to find us, who is responsible for what, this and more details about us are listed on the page with information about the division.
Note: within the department of physics and astronomy there is also a Division of Nuclear Physics working with fundamental research in hadron physics and nuclear structure.