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S13: Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Nuclear Applications


Preliminary Program – Symposium 13

Ceramics and ceramic composites are considered indispensable for various advanced energy systems to operate efficiently, safely, cost-effectively, and in an environment-friendly manner. 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 the 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 cosponsored 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
  • ZrC and other alternative fuel coatings
  • Graphite and carbon materials
  • Crystalline, amorphous and composite materials for waste immobilization
  • Waste forms for challenging isotopes
  • Radiation and environmental effects
  • Fuel reprocessing and management of fission product elements
  • Stress, operating temperature, and lifetime-limiting issues
  • Material/composite design
  • Test standards and design codes
  • Joining and coating

Symposium Organizers

  • Kevin M. Fox, Savannah River National Lab, USA
  • Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
  • Josef Matyas, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
  • Yasuhiro Tachibana, Osaka Univ., Japan
  • S.K. Sundaram, Alfred Univ., USA

Points of Contact
Kevin M. Fox, Phone: +1 (803) 819-8462

Yutai Katoh, Phone: +1 (865) 576-5996;

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