30 Aug 2021 Safely stored PSI Newspicture Safely stored for a million years

Switzerland plans to construct an underground repository for its radioactive waste by 2050. Three sites are under consideration. Researchers at PSI are providing data that will help in determining which is most suitable.

30 Aug 2021 Chimia psi newspicture CHIMIA: Radiochemistry in Switzerland

An issue of Chimia was published about the status of radiochemistry research in Switzerland.

15 Mar 2021 Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste in clay rocks newspicture Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste in clay rocks

What happens to the diffusive properties and the porosity when cement and clay come in contact? At PSI, scientists are studying cement and clay as sealing materials in underground repositories for radioactive waste.

15 Mar 2021 Calculation to experiment comparison for the subchannel (SC) coolant temperature in mixed and forced convection conditions newspicture Nuclear Data – Towards a Stronger Link between Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Simulations

Calculational evolution helps in bringing together different aspects of nuclear physics, namely “nuclear reaction theory” and “reactor physics”.

15 Mar 2021 New element and speciation specific analytical options at PSI hot laboratory newspicture New element and speciation specific analytical options at PSI hot laboratory

Combining IC’s capabilities for speciation analysis and the new ICP-OES for swift and reliable wastewater analysis, the PSI hotlab now offers a comprehensive set-up for routine wastewater examinations providing future autonomy from external contractors for wastewater management.

16 Sep 2020 Assessment of stress corrosion cracking incidents in Alloy 182 News Picture Assessment of stress corrosion cracking incidents in Alloy 182 – reactor pressure vessel dissimilar metal welds

The recent stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in Alloy 182 in reactor pressure vessel nozzles, reactor internal attachment or penetrations dissimilar metal welds in boiling water reactors (BWRs) represent a serious potential safety concern.