Our latest paper exploring properties and oxygen transport in the superionic region of (Thx,Pu1−x)O2 is now available:
- C.O.T.Galvin, M.W.D. Cooper, M.J.D. Rushton and R.W.Grimes, “Thermophysical properties and oxygen transport in (Thx,Pu1−x)O2”, Scientific Reports 6 (2016) 36024. doi:10.1038/srep36024 Open Access PDF
Using Molecular Dynamics, this paper investigates the thermophysical properties and oxygen transport in (Thx,Pu1−x)O2 (0<x<1) between 300–3500K. In particular, the superionic transition is investigated and viewed via the thermal dependence of lattice parameter, linear thermal expansion coefficient, enthalpy and specific heat at constant pressure. Oxygen diffusivity and activation enthalpy are also investigated.