Super materials for extreme conditions

18 October, 6:30 pm

45 minsTeenage, AdultPWYD

Talk | Materials, Science, Technology

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Materials Research Facility in Oxfordshire is a leading centre for studying the effects of extreme conditions. Fusion and fission reactors experience ultracold superconducting magnets and high-intensity radiation, so new materials are needed to withstand these harsh environments. Hear first-hand from materials scientists about the challenges they face in researching materials exposed to some of the most extreme conditions in existence.

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