New Paper - "Thermal conductivity and energetic recoils in UO₂ using a many-body potential model"

We are please to announce a new publication in collaboration with ANSTO on the effect of radiation damage on the thermal conductivity of UO2 using our recently developed many-body actinide oxide potential.

A comparison of the damage profile predicted by the many-body potential is made against previous potential models. A significant degradation in thermal conductivity is then predicted as a consequence. The conductivity of amorphous UO2 is also calculated.