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Thermochemistry Research Laboratory

Current research topics:

  • Transuranium thermochemistry
  • Nuclear fuel research (nanosized oxides/MOX; advanced fuel type, molten salt fuel)
  • Thermodynamics of lanthanides, actinides-containing minerals, and ceramic-based wastes
  • Behaviors of materials under extremes (high-temperature, high-pressure, and hydrothermal conditions).

Calorimeters:

  • Setaram AlexSYS-1000 Calvet-type calorimeter for solution and reaction calorimetry at 500 to 1000 °C
  • Setaram SetSYS-2400 calorimeter for heats of reaction, heat capacity measurement, thermogravimetry and thermal-mechanical analysis from RT to 1500 °C (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and to 2400 °C (Differential Thermal Analysis)

Material synthesis and characterization:

  • XPR Mettle Toledo microbalance (0.5 microgram resolution)
  • Radiological glovebox