Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage
soluTIons for NuClear wasTe InVEntories

Legacy Ponds and Silo Wastes

DISTINCTIVE is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 10 universities and 3 key industry partners from across the UK’s civil nuclear sector. 
Development of Raman Spectroscopy techniques for the remote analysis of nuclear wastes in storage.

Development of Raman Spectroscopy techniques for the remote analysis of nuclear wastes in storage.

PhD/PDRA – PhD

Academic Lead – John Day

Researcher – Kate Wyness

University – University of Bristol

The project will build on Bristol expertise in developing fibre optic probes for the remote collection of Raman and fluorescence spectra in medical and aerospace applications. We will extend this technology to develop probes for the characterisation of materials in storage facilities where man-entry is not possible and optimise the design of these devices for remote control in high radiation environments. Our medical designs are working towards disposable probes , which may have application where radiation damage is too severe.  We will seek to field-test prototype probes by the end of the project, incorporating the use of fluorescence imaging and Raman spectroscopy in a single instrument.

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