Nuclear Newsletter

We hope you are staying safe and well during these uncertain times. Welcome to Lucideon’s first nuclear sector newsletter where we will share some information about our materials capabilities and let you know what the nuclear team have been up to recently…

New Team Member… David Barrientos


We are delighted to welcome a new Technical Sales Consultant for Nuclear, David Barrientos. David’s primary focus will be to support Lucideon’s continued growth, as well as finding new opportunities in the USA nuclear industry. David’s past roles lie in nuclear fuels engineering where he gained experience in the likes of detrimental materials, stress corrosion cracking and commercial grade dedications for nuclear fuels operations.

Read more about David

MIDAR – A Geopolymer Technology


Did you know that we have a revolutionary sustainable geopolymer technology, MIDAR, that can be used to encapsulate waste? Using MIDAR, we are able to encapsulate solid and liquid waste streams into an inorganic solid matrix that is formed during a low temperature chemical reaction.

Find out about MIDAR

Waste Management Symposia 2020


Running from 08 to 12 March 2020, we attended the international conference for the management of global radioactive waste management in Phoenix, Arizona. During the conference, Stuart MacLachlan presented a paper, 'Encapsulation of Wastes Using Adapted Geopolymer Formulations'. We’ll share the paper with you once the Symposium organizers release the final proceedings in May.

Nuclear Services Portfolio


We support the nuclear industry in a wide range of areas, from new materials development for waste treatment, comprehensive materials testing and analysis, and failure analysis, to complex corrosion studies and assessments. All services are delivered to Lucideon’s comprehensive quality assurance program, which is compliant with 10CFR50 Appendix B, ISO 17025 and Nadcap.

Take a look at our services portfolio

White Paper: Analysis of Detrimental Elements for Non-Metallic Materials Used in Nuclear Reactors


Metals and anions (negatively charged ions) that initiate or accelerate corrosion are of concern in evaluating the suitability of a non-metallic material for use in a nuclear reactor environment. This paper describes several analysis techniques for measuring concentrations of these detrimental elements. Some independent testing laboratories are approved for testing materials for use in nuclear safety-related applications. Guidelines are offered for selecting a suitable lab, whose quality and reporting standards must be in compliance with 10 CFR 50 Appendix B and 10 CFR Part 21 federal requirements.

Download the free white paper

Nuclear Waste Decommissioning Research Forum 2020


Taking place on 03 March 2020, at the University of Birmingham, Jesus Rodriguez Sanchez attended and presented a poster at this event. As a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) Associate for Geopolymer Development, Jesus’s poster was titled ‘Development of High Fluidity Geopolymer Formulations to Encapsulate Radioactive Nuclear Waste’.

Find out about Jesus and the KTP scheme

Lucideon continues to expand the support provided to nuclear customers in the UK, USA and globally. We look forward to continuing this support and welcome you to get in touch with your materials research, development and testing requirements!


Kind regards


Tim Abbott, Business Manager - Nuclear or +44 (0)7800 570372

UK: +44 (0)1782 764428
US: 919-504-4900



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