The Power of Pebbles Fuel the Future in Memoriam to Dan Mears
Dan Mears was my husband and he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012. Sadly, he lost the fight with this silent killer in 2013. We called him the Steve Jobs of nuclear power, because of his 40-year-passion in researching advanced nuclear reactor technology. By creating a new generation of nuclear fuel utilizing TRISO particles, his colleagues have discovered something incredibly valuable for the whole of human kind.
TRISO particles are housed in pebbles, and are the most robust nuclear fuel on Earth and they cannot melt in a reactor and can withstand extreme temperatures well beyond the threshold of our current nuclear fuels. This new type of fuel is structurally more resistant to neutron irradiation, corrosion, oxidation and high temperatures (the factors that most impact fuel performance) than traditional reactor fuels.
When I created this art piece, his colleagues looked at it and told me it reminded them of TRISO, hence, I am now dedicating this piece of art to Dan Mears' life work.
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