One of the primary challenges to the tokamak reactor concept is the abrupt release of thermal and magnetic energy by violent plasma instabilities. Fusion research at UF is focused on the development of computational models aimed at providing a high physics fidelity description of these events, along with identifying strategies through which their impact on plasma-facing components can be mitigated, or avoided.
Chris McDevitt, Ph.D.
Radiochemistry is the science associated with the study of radioactive isotopes, to understand the behavior of unstable or stable elements. Radiochemistry is vastly used in applications, such as the understanding of radionuclides in nuclear reactor systems, the optimization of medical isotope productions to be used in nuclear medicine treatments, the safe containment of nuclear wastes, and nuclear forensics.
Nathalie Wall, Ph.D.
Inside a Radiochemistry Lab