Potential Update - Modification to PuO₂ parameters enabling the reproduction of the melting point

In this update to our actinide potential model, adjustments have been made to the PuO₂ parameter set that enable the potential to reproduce the experimentally observed melting point.

The new parameters are reported on the actinide potential website and have been used in a recent study on (U,Pu)O₂ mixed oxides that is accepted for publication in the journal of nuclear materials.

Visit the actinides potential page for more information.