HEU Minimization Programs Manager, Argonne National Lab

In this episode, we discuss...

  • John's introduction to nuclear during his work with the Geological Survey

  • How radiocarbon dating actually works

  • In what circumstances types of fuels are considered efficient

  • Energy produced with plutonium v. uranium 

  • Core-reload strategies and how it can save billions in electricity production 

  • Improving efficiency without compromising safety

  • The importance of economies of scale and innovation culture 

  • Why studying the effect of radiation on materials is important

  • Isotope production and its different medical applications

  • Stress-test procedures and radioactive contrast

  • A discussion about high density fuel 

John Stevens

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