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Research

Swift heavy ions are used to replicate damage caused by fission fragments and alpha particles in nuclear materials.
Using ultrafast lasers, we can learn more about the physical mechanisms underlying the damage processes in nuclear materials.
Diamond anvil cells allow for in situ­­ characterization of materials at high pressures.

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.