Journal article

Hierarchically porous carbon-zirconium carbide spheres as potentially reusable transmutation targets

Nicholas Scales, Jun Chen, Tracey L Hanley, Daniel P Riley, Gregory R Lumpkin, Vittorio Luca

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to express their appreciation to the ANSTO for supporting this research and the following individuals for their contributions: Mr Joel Davis of ANSTO for SEM analysis; Mr Brett Rowling and Mr Henri Wong of ANSTO for ICP-MS analysis of recyclability tests; Mr Kevin Thorogood of ANSTO for drafting the design of the carbon boat; Dr Weimin Zhang of University of Wollongong, IPRI, for TGA; Mr Tim Palmer of ANSTO for guidance in optical microscopy sample preparation; Dr Ken Short and Mr John Bowdler of ANSTO for their hard work in maintaining and repairing our tube furnace. The droplet generator used in synthesis was built by Dr Erden Sizgek, formerly of ANSTO. C, H, N microanalysis was conducted on a pay per sample basis at the Microanalytical Centre, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. The authors also acknowledge the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) for the provision of service and equipment access.