Library of Potentials
The Cooper-Rushton-Grimes actinide potential model was derived to give a good description of the thermo-physical properties of fluorite structured actinide oxides. A key feature of the model is that it uses the embedded atom model. This introduces many body terms that were crucial in allowing a good description of both thermal expansion and elastic properties as a function of temperature.
The model has been derived to describe the following systems:
Mixtures of these are also supported allowing the simulation of mixed oxide systems.
A number of projects have built on the actinide potentials extending their utility:
- Fission Product Gas Potentials - allows the use of the Tang-Toennies model for rare gases and their mixtures to be used with the actinide oxide potential model.