Modelling nanoscale radiation physics/chemistry processes in sludges

Using a combination of kinetic Monte Carlo radiation transport and (if necessary) atomistic simulation approaches, this investigator will investigate the energy transfer processes at work when brucite is irradiated in water. The description of the energy spectrum of particles thus transferred from the brucite to the water will be augmented with description of the energy spectrum of particles created directly by ionisation of the surrounding water. These spectra will be used to predict the resultant heterogenous chemical kinetics using newly developed codes (inc. with input from the student involved), thereby providing a comparison to the measurements being made.

Academic Lead: Fred Currell
Researcher: Ella Schaefer
Location: The University of Manchester