Cheiron School Student Presentations
- Richard Garrett (ANSTO)
219. Examination of High Temperature Structural Phase Transformations in Strontium Uranium Oxides Using Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction and Spectroscopy
Mr Gabriel Murphy (University of Sydney)
Interest in nuclear power has recently increased as many argue it will play a pivotal role in the transition away from fossil fuel energy. However, little progress has been made regarding the understanding of the fundamental solid state chemistry of UO2 fuel matrices, the interaction they have with fission daughters such as Sr-90, and the solid-phases that form during operation of...
220. Mg-carbonate minerals trap potentially toxic trace metals and CO2 at Woodsreef Mine, New South Wales
Jessica Hamilton (Monash University)
Earth and Environment
Carbon mineralisation has been recognised as a safe and long-term means of trapping and storing CO2 within mineral structures. The stockpiles of reactive, finely pulverised mine tailings produced by ultramafic-hosted mines are ideal settings in which to observe and promote carbonation. This can be achieved by reaction of Mg-rich waste minerals with atmospheric or industrial...