Electrochemistry and Corrosion
One important topic is the effect of gamma radiation during nuclear plant operation, as it pertains to the corrosion of steels. We look at many materials, but here are a few interesting results from carbon steel at pH 10.6.
Aqueous and Colloid Chemistry
Most of the time, water is relegated to a couple of roles in corrosion processes: Hydrogen evolution to support corrosion of active species and transportation/solvation of species necessary for corrosion.
These materials are comprised of ion pairs (salts), which are viscous liquids at room temperature. They are being considered for processing nuclear fuel and radioactive waste to avoid some of the more dangerous processes currently used.
Radiation Assisted Materials Performance Science
This site contains information about Dr. J. C. Wren's Research Group, including events, research interests, members and pictures. Please take a look around and learn about our group. Enjoy!
Our research interests include many topics relating to Materials Performance and Radiation. We study many diverse systems, to obtain information on chemistry, reaction kinetics and corrosion, for systems exposed to radiation. One such applied system is a CANDU reactors.