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S13: Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Nuclear and Fusion Applications


Ceramics and ceramic composites are considered indispensable for various advanced energy systems to operate efficiently, safely, cost-effectively, and environment-friendly. Nuclear reactors and fusion energy systems are not exceptions. This symposium provides a venue for materials scientists and nuclear engineers to discuss the opportunities and needs of advanced ceramics and composites in such energy systems, and current state of the art for science and technology of these materials ranging from materials design, processing, and properties to qualification and licensing. This symposium is also co-sponsored by the ACerS Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division.


Proposed Session Topics

  • Ceramic and carbon composites for high temperature reactors
  • SiC ceramics and composites for fusion energy
  • Ceramic for fuel coating and inert fuel matrix
  • Materials for fusion plasma facing components
  • ZrC and other alternative fuel coatings
  • Graphite and carbon materials
  • Radiation and environmental effects
  • Fuel reprocessing and management of fission product elements
  • Crystalline, amorphous and composite materials for waste immobilization
  • Stress, operating temperature, and lifetime-limiting issues
  • Material/composite design
  • Test standards and design codes
  • Joining and coating


Symposium Organizers

  • Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Kevin Fox, Savannah River National Laboratory, USA
  • William Windes, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
  • Kamakshi Sundaram, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Kumar Sridharan, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Akira Kohyama, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Kazuhiro Sawa, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
  • Tatsuya Hinoki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Jacques Lamon, INSA de Lyon, France
  • Jochen Linke, Forschungszentrum J├╝lich, Germany
  • Ping Xiao, University of Manchester, UK
  • Hans Hegeman, NRG Petten, The Netherlands


Points of Contact

Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA, Phone: +1 (865) 576-599

Kevin M. Fox, Savannah River National Lab, USA, Phone: +1 (803) 819-8462

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