Dr. Andrew Storfer, School of Biological Sciences, WSU Pullman: “The long-term effects of top predator declines: from genes to ecosystem”.
Interested participants in Pullman are encouraged to attend in person.
he ongoing decarbonization efforts in the United States require a combination of various energy technologies with a low carbon foot print, including nuclear energy. A summary of recent progress in nuclear materials chemistry involved in the synthesis and performance of advanced nuclear fuels, as well as their disposal to increase the safety and efficiency of the nuclear energy sector will be presented. Utilization of wet-chemical, innovative synthesis approaches in combination with a wide range of characterization tools, facilitate a better understanding of the structure-property relationships of advanced nuclear fuel and its waste forms.
Ab initio molecular dynamics simulation technique is a promising tool to study various properties of vibrational spectra, X-ray spectra, free energy, entropy, etc. even at high temperatures. With the harmonic phonon model, all interatomic forces are treated as purely harmonic so that the equilibrium distance between atoms is independent of temperature.