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Are we living on a nuclear reactor? by Professor Claude Degueldre

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Throughout November and December The Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University will be delivering a series of free public lectures. This year's series is entitled 'Did you know?'

This week's topic is 'Are we living on a nuclear reactor?' and will be delivered by Professor Claude Degueldre from Lancaster University's Engineering department.

Geo-reactors have been found in the natural environment in the terrestrial crust. Others have been postulated in deeper Earth layers such as the core - mantel boundary and even deeper as a central Earth unit.

Recent high-precision isotope analysis data has been used to revisit the hypothetical past occurrence of a central Earth geo-reactor. Specific noble gas isotope signatures that could be generated by binary and ternary fissions were identified in volcano emanations or as soluble/associated species in crystalline rocks and semi-quantitatively quantified as isotopic ratio or estimated amounts. The present lecture focuses on the geo-reactor hypothetical conditions including history, spatial extension and regimes. The discussion based on recent calculations involves investigations on the limits in term of fissile inventory, size and power, based on coupling of geochemical reactions and stratification through the gravitational field considering behaviour through the inner mantle, the boundary with the core and the core.

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