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Reference Number EP/T011351/1
Title National Nuclear User Facility Phase 2: Management Grant
Status Started
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 95%;
Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Other converter reactors) 5%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 30%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 30%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor C Grovenor
No email address given
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2019
End Date 31 March 2024
Duration 53 months
Total Grant Value £8,503,712
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme National Nuclear Users Facility
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor C Grovenor , Materials, University of Oxford (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor MJ Joyce , Engineering, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Professor F Livens , Chemistry, University of Manchester (0.001%)
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Abstract Sustaining the UK's nuclear capability and expertise requires a long term commitment to both appropriate facilities and a trained workforce to operate in (and help shape) the regulatory environment. Phase 2 of the NNUF project will support the installation and use of major new national nuclear facilities focussed on research challenges not covered by current investment, world-leading equipment for research on radioactive samples in universities with special nuclear expertise and the expansion of facilities at national laboratories to add new national capabilities for analysing radioactive materials. A particular focus of the management grant will be to encourage wide usage of these new facilities by UK researchers by establishing and operating an access scheme. The research undertaken on NNUF(2) facilities will support plant life extension programmes, future decommissioning and waste storage needs and the new build strategies, including the UK Advanced Modular Reactor programme
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Added to Database 26/07/21