Uranium can be recycled from nuclear fuel and reused in nuclear reactors. However during the recycling process, rare-earth elements accumulate in the recycling system, and must be removed to minimize the generation of additional nuclear waste. We are investigating the use of liquid metal electrodes to remove these elements with greater efficiency than current methods.
- Fabricating rare-earth alloys using arc-melter
- Assembling high temperature electrochemical cells
- Conducting experiments to determine thermodynamic and kinetic properties of rare-earth alloys
- Assisting with alloy characterization using techniques such as SEM/EDS and XRD
Freshman/sophomore student, enthusiasm and willingness to learn!
Minimum 10 hours a week
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information if interested.