Prof Simon Middleburgh

Ser Cymru Professor

Contact info

Email: s.middleburgh@bangor.ac.uk

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A high density composite fuel with integrated burnable absorber: U3Si2-UB2

    Turner, J., Middleburgh, S. & Abram, T., 1 Feb 2020, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 529, 151891.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Accommodation and Diffusion of Nd in Uranium Silicide - U3Si2

    Liu, H., Messina, L., Claisse, A., Middleburgh, S., Schuler, T. & Olsson, P., 15 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 547, 152794.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Accommodation of Excess Oxygen in Group II Monoxides

    Middleburgh, S. C., Lagerlof, K. P. D. & Grimes, R. W., 1 Jan 2013, In: Journal of American Ceramic Society. 96, 1, p. 308-311 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Accommodation, Accumulation, and Migration of Defects in Ti3SiC2 and Ti3AlC2 MAX Phases

    Middleburgh, S. C., Lumpkin, G. R. & Riley, D., 1 Oct 2013, In: Journal of American Ceramic Society. 96, 10, p. 3196-3201 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Anisotropy in the thermal expansion of uranium silicide measured by neutron diffraction

    Obbard, E. G., Johnson, K. D., Burr, P. A., Lopes, D. A., Gregg, D. J., Liss, K-D., Griffiths, G., Scales, N. & Middleburgh, S. C., 1 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 508, p. 516-520

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Atomic Scale Modeling of Point Defects in Zirconium Diboride

    Middleburgh, S. C., Parfitt, D. C., Blair, P. R. & Grimes, R. W., 1 Jul 2011, In: Journal of American Ceramic Society. 94, 7, p. 2225-2229 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Choosing the correct strong correlation correction for U3Si2: influence of magnetism

    Liu, H., Claisse, A., Middleburgh, S. & Olssen, P., 15 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 527, 151828.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Accepted/In press

    Coated ZrN sphere-UO2 composites as surrogates for UN-UO2 accident tolerant fuels

    Costa, D. R., Hedberg, M., Adorno-Lopez, D., Delmas, M., Middleburgh, S., Wallenius, J. & Olsson, P., 6 Jun 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Nuclear Materials.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Crystallographic evolution of MAX phases in proton irradiating environments

    Ward, J., Middleburgh, S., Topping, M., Garner, A., Stewart, D., Barsoum, M. W., Preuss, M. & Frankel, P., 15 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 502, p. 220-227 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Defect evolution in burnable absorber candidate material: Uranium diboride, UB2

    Middleburgh, S., Burr, P. A., Kardoulaki, E. & Holmes, R., 1 Jan 2019, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 513, p. 45-55

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Density functional theory calculations of self- and Xe diffusion in U3Si2

    Middleburgh, S., Andersson, D., Stanek, C., Claisse, A., Beeler, B. & Liu, X-Y., Mar 2019, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 515, p. 312-325 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Density functional theory study of the magnetic moment of solute Mn in bcc Fe

    King, D. J. M., Middleburgh, S. C., Burr, P. A., Whiting, T. M., Fossati, P. C. & Wenman, M. R., 20 Jul 2018, In: Physical Review B . 98, 2, 024418.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Diffusion in doped and undoped amorphous zirconia

    Owen, M., Rushton, M., Evitts, L. J., Claisse, A., Puide, M., Lee, B. & Middleburgh, S., Nov 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 555, 153108.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Accepted/In press

    Effect of ZrB2 and UB2 Discrete Burnable Absorber Pins on Fuel Reactivity

    Bolukbasi, M., Middleburgh, S., Vrtiska, S. & Lee, B., 6 Jun 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Progress in Nuclear Energy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Evidence of excess oxygen accommodation in yttria partially-stabilized zirconia

    Middleburgh, S. C., Ipatova, I., Evitts, L. J., Rushton, M. J. D., Assinder, B., Grimes, R. W. & Lee, W. E., 15 Jan 2020, In: Scripta Materialia. 175, p. 7-10

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Experimental and computational assessment of U Si N ternary phases

    Lopes, D. A., Wilson, T. L., Kocevski, V., Moore, E. E., Besman, T. M., Wood, E. S., White, J. T., Nelson, A. T., Middleburgh, S. & Claisse, A., Apr 2019, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 516, April, p. 194-201

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  18. First-principles study of defects and fission product behavior in uranium diboride

    Jossou, E., Oladimeji, D., Malakkal, L., Middleburgh, S., Szpunar, B. & Szpunar, J., 1 Oct 2017, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 494, p. 147-156 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. Gradual Structural Evolution from Pyrochlore to Defect-Fluorite in Y2Sn2-xZrxO7: Average vs Local Structure

    Zhang, Z., Middleburgh, S. C., de los Reyes, M., Lumpkin, G. R., Kennedy, B. J., Blanchard, P. E. R., Reynolds, E. & Jang, L-Y., 19 Dec 2013, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 117, 50, p. 26740-26749 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Published

    High temperature, low neutron cross-section highentropy alloys in the Nb-Ti-V-Zr system

    King, D. J. M., Cheung, S. T. Y., Humphry-Baker, S. A., Parkin, C., Couet, A., Cortie, M. B., Lumpkin, G. R., Middleburgh, S. & Knowles, A. J., Mar 2019, In: Acta Materialia. 166, p. 435-446

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Published

    High-Entropy Alloys for Advanced Nuclear Applications

    Pickering, E., Carruthers, A., Barron, P., Middleburgh, S., Armstrong, D. & Gandy, A., 11 Jan 2021, In: Entropy. 23, 1, 98.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Hydrogen Accommodation in the TiZrNbHfTa High Entropy Alloy

    Moore, C., Wilson, J., Rushton, M., Lee, B., Astbury, J. & Middleburgh, S., 1 May 2022, In: Acta Materialia. 229, 117832.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. Published

    In-situ TEM investigation of nano-scale helium bubble evolution in tantalum-doped tungsten at 800 °C

    Ipatova, I., Greaves, G., Pacheco-Gutiérrez, S., Middleburgh, S., Rushton, M. & Jimenez-Melero, E., 1 Jul 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 550, 152910.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Influence of boron isotope ratio on the thermal conductivity of uranium diboride (UB2) and zirconium diboride (ZrB2)

    Evitts, L., Middleburgh, S., Kardoulaki, E., Ipatova, I., Rushton, M. & Lee, B., Jan 2020, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 528, 151892.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Interface interactions in UN-X-UO2 systems (X = V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W) by pressure-assisted diffusion experiments at 1773 K

    Costa, D. R., Liu, H., Adorno-Lopez, D., Middleburgh, S., Wallenius, J. & Olsson, P., 1 Apr 2022, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 561, 153554.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Interface properties of Ti3SiC2/Al2O3 ceramics: Combined experiments and first-principles calculations

    Ji, J., Yu, J., Lee, B., Middleburgh, S., Li, D., Wang, X., Li, Q., Wang, Z., Shi, G., Chen, F. & Zhang, L., 1 Mar 2021, In: Ceramics International. 47, 5, p. 6409-6417

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  27. Published

    Ion beam irradiation of ABO4 compounds with the fergusonite, monazite, scheelite, and zircon structures

    De Los Reyes, M., Aughterson, R., Gregg, D., Middleburgh, S., Zaluzec, N., Huai, P., Ren, C. & Lumpkin, G., Oct 2020, In: Journal of American Ceramic Society. 103, 10, p. 5502-5514

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  28. Modelling the thermal conductivity of (UxTh1-x)O-2 and (UxPu1-x)O-2

    Cooper, M. W. D., Middleburgh, S. C. & Grimes, R. W., Nov 2015, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 466, p. 29-35

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  29. Novel Chemical Synthesis and Characterization of CeTi2O6 Brannerite

    Kong, L., Gregg, D. J., Karatchevtseva, I., Zhang, Z., Blackford, M. G., Middleburgh, S. C., Lumpkin, G. R. & Triani, G., 7 Jul 2014, In: Inorganic Chemistry. 53, 13, p. 6761-6768 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Oxidation of UN-U2N3/UO2 composites: an evaluation of UO2 as an oxidation barrier for the nitride phases

    Costa, D. R., Hedberg, M., Middleburgh, S., Wallenius, J., Olsson, P. & Lopes, D. A., Feb 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 544, 152700.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  31. Published

    Performance and economic assessment of enriched gadolinia burnable absorbers

    Bolukbasi, M., Middleburgh, S., Dahlfors, M. & Lee, B., Jul 2021, In: Progress in Nuclear Energy. 137, 103752.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  32. Peroxide defect formation in zirconate perovskites

    Middleburgh, S. C., Karatchevtseva, I., Kennedy, B. J., Burr, P. A., Zhang, Z., Reynolds, E., Grimes, R. W. & Lumpkin, G. R., 14 Oct 2014, In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2, 38, p. 15883-15888

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  33. Phase equilibria in the U-Si system from first-principles calculations

    Noordhoek, M. J., Besmann, T. M., Andersson, D., Middleburgh, S. C. & Chernatynskiy, A., 31 Oct 2016, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 479, p. 216-223 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  34. Predicting the formation and stability of single phase high-entropy alloys

    King, D. J. M., Middleburgh, S. C., McGregor, A. G. & Cortie, M. B., 1 Feb 2016, In: Acta Materialia. 104, p. 172-179

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  35. E-pub ahead of print

    Predicting the thermal expansion of body-centred cubic (BCC) high entropy alloys in the Mo-Nb-Ta-Ti-W system

    Wilson, J., Evitts, L. J., Fraile, A., Wilson, R., Rushton, M., Goddard, D., Lee, B. & Middleburgh, S., 1 Jul 2022, In: Journal of Physics: Energy. 4, 3, 034002.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  36. Raman spectroscopic study of natural and synthetic brannerite

    Zhang, Y., Karatchevtseva, I., Qin, M., Middleburgh, S. C. & Lumpkin, G. R., 1 Jun 2013, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 437, 1-3, p. 149-153 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  37. Segregation and migration of species in the CrCoFeNi high entropy alloy

    Middleburgh, S. C., King, D. M., Lumpkin, G. R., Cortie, M. & Edwards, L., 25 Jun 2014, In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 599, p. 179-182

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  38. Published

    Self-contained dual-scale composite architectures in spray dried zirconium diboride

    Makurunje, P., Woodhouse, G., Goddard, D. & Middleburgh, S., 15 Jun 2022, In: Ceramics International. 48, 12, p. 17529-17538

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  39. Published

    Short communication on further elucidating the structure of amorphous U2O7 by extended X-ray absorption spectroscopy and DFT simulations

    Thompson, N., Middleburgh, S., Evitts, L., Gilbert, M., Sennett, M. & Hyatt, N., 15 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 542, 152476.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  40. Published

    Solution of hydrogen in accident tolerant fuel candidate material: U3Si2

    Middleburgh, S. C., Claisse, A., Andersson, D. A., Grimes, R. W., Olsson, P. & Maskova, S., 1 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 501, p. 234-237

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  41. Spark plasma sintering and microstructural analysis of pure and Mo doped U3Si2 pellets

    Lopes, D. A., Benarosch, A., Middleburgh, S. & Johnson, K. D., 1 Dec 2017, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 496, p. 234-241 8 p.

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  42. Published

    Stoichiometry deviation in amorphous zirconium dioxide

    Rushton, M. J. D., Ipatova, I., Evitts, L. J., Lee, W. E. & Middleburgh, S. C., 28 May 2019, In: RSC Advances. 9, 29, p. 16320-16327

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  43. Published

    Structure and properties of amorphous uranium dioxide

    Middleburgh, S., Lee, B. & Rushton, M., 1 Jan 2021, In: Acta Materialia. 202, p. 366-375

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  44. Structure, properties and formation of PuCrO3 and PuAlO3 of relevance to doped nuclear fuels

    Fullarton, M. L., Qin, M. J., Robinson, M., Marks, N. A., King, D. J. M., Kuo, E. Y., Lumpkin, G. R. & Middleburgh, S. C., 2013, In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 1, 46, p. 14633-14640 8 p.

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  45. Synthesis and DFT investigation of new bismuth-containing MAX phases

    Horlait, D., Middleburgh, S. C., Chroneos, A. & Lee, W. E., 7 Jan 2016, In: Scientific Reports. 6

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  46. Published

    Synthesis of Candidate Advanced Technology Fuel: Uranium Diboride (UB2) via Carbo/Borothermic Reduction of UO2

    Turner, J., Martini, F., Buckley, J., Phillips, G., Middleburgh, S. & Abram, T., Nov 2020, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 540, 1252388.

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  47. Published

    The Stability of Irradiation-Induced Defects in Zr3AlC2, Nb4AlC3 and (Zr0.5,Ti0.5)3AlC2 MAX Phase-Based Ceramics

    Bowden, D., Ward, J., Middleburgh, S., de Moraes Shubeita, S., Zapata-Solvas, E., Lapauw, T., Vleugels, J., Lambrinou, K., Lee, B., Preuss, M. & Frankel, P., 15 Jan 2020, In: Acta Materialia. 183, p. 24-35

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  48. Published

    The accommodation of lithium in bulk ZrO2

    Stephens, G. F., Than, Y. R., Nelson, W., Evitts, L. J., Wenman, M., Murphy, S., Grimes, R. W., Cole-Baker, A., Ortner, S., Gotham, N., Rushton, M., Lee, B. & Middleburgh, S., 15 Dec 2021, In: Solid State Ionics. 373, 115813.

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  49. Published

    The formation and structure of Fe-Mn-Ni-Si solute clusters and G-phase precipitates in steels

    King, D. J. M., Burr, P. A. & Middleburgh, S., 1 Jul 2018, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 505

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  50. The incorporation of plutonium in lanthanum zirconate pyrochlore

    Gregg, D. J., Zhang, Y., Middleburgh, S. C., Conradson, S. D., Triani, G., Lumpkin, G. R. & Vance, E. R., 1 Nov 2013, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 443, 1-3, p. 444-451 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  51. Theoretical and experimental Raman spectroscopic studies of synthetic thorutite (ThTi2O6)

    Zhang, Y., Cejka, J., Karatchevtseva, I., Qin, M., Kong, L., Short, K., Middleburgh, S. C. & Lurnpkin, G. R., 31 Mar 2014, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 446, 1-3, p. 68-72 5 p.

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