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Dalton Nuclear Institute

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Research themes

Nuclear energy offers a low carbon and dependable flow of energy, while posing some highly complex challenges.

Energy research beacon

Our researchers are heavily involved with the University's Energy research beacon - showcasing examples of pioneering discoveries and partnerships that are tackling our planet's great challenges.

Nuclear research at the University covers the full nuclear fuel cycle and addresses the major challenges associated with nuclear power: plant life extension, new nuclear build, decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

In addition, our researchers investigate materials for fusion power, as well as the health impacts and medical applications of radiation.

Our experts also employ social research approaches to investigate wider societal and organisational issues around nuclear power and the civil nuclear industry.