Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Thu., June 10, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Nuclear data for a (more) sustainable nuclear energy

Daniel Cano Ott, CIEMAT, Madrid (Spain)
Building 6008 Conference Room

The growing energy demand, the concerns over a climate change, and the dependence on oil supplies are triggering a world-wide nuclear renaissance. New reactor concepts, new fuel cycles, and waste management strategies are being proposed and debated in inter-disciplinary forums. Accurate nuclear data, like reaction cross sections and fundamental decay properties of nuclear species, play an essential role in the planning of a sustainable nuclear energy production. In particular, new and more accurate data on transuranic isotopes are highly demanded for defining safe and efficient waste management strategies.