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S18: Ceramics for Next Generation Nuclear Energy



The next generation nuclear energy, from the accident-tolerant light water reactors to the future fusion energy, is among key technologies toward the sustainable, low-carbon society. Advanced ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, and carbon materials are unique enabling materials that withstand the high temperatures, intense radiation, and chemically harsh environments specific to fission and fusion energy systems. Moreover, these materials have the potential to advance radiation detection and secure waste immobilization. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum to the materials scientists and nuclear engineers from around the world to present and discuss the current state-of-the-art of all aspects of advanced ceramics, composites, and carbon materials for nuclear energy. This symposium is endorsed by Advisory Committee on Application of Ceramic Materials for Advanced Atomic Energy Systems, Atomic Energy Society of Japan.


Proposed Symposium Topics

  • Material design, synthesis, and characterization
  • Radiation effects
  • Environmental effects
  • Design windows and lifetime-limiting issues
  • Component design and integration, joining, and coating
  • Test standards and design codes
  • Design methodology for ceramic structures
  • In-service inspection and non-destructive evaluation
  • Status of national and international programs

Proposed Symposium Organizers

Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Charles Henager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Akira Kohyama, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Christina Back, General Atomics, USA
Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
Yi-Bing Cheng, Monash University, Australia
Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China
Michael Jenkins, Fresno State University, USA
Ji-Jung Kai, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Fumihisa Kano, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
Ji Yeon Park, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
Shuming Peng, Institute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, China
Lance Snead, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Toyohiko Yano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Points of Contact
Yutai Katoh, (865) 576-5996
Charles Henager
Akira Kohyama

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