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S4: Material Challenges in Nuclear Energy

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Nuclear energy has the potential to become an innovative energy source when novel solutions can overcome accident potential and waste issues for the current fleet power plants. This symposium will focus on improved and advanced materials for alternative reactor concepts, core structures, and fuels that enable innovative nuclear power. With the advent of new reactor concepts, there is a significant challenge to develop advanced materials to meet stringent requirements. Thus, a systematic approach of modeling, processing, characterization, and in-service performance testing is required to bring new materials in use.

 

Proposed Session Topics:

  • Modeling and simulation of structural materials
  • High-temperature metals and alloys
  • Advanced ceramics and composites
  • Material performance in radiation environments
  • Degradation mechanisms and lifetime predictions of material components
  • Material behavior in accident environments
  • Characterization of materials and nondestructive evaluations
  • Heat transfer materials and coolants
  • Materials for radioactive waste containment and disposal

 

Symposium Organizers

  • Hua-Tay Lin, Guangdong University of Technology, China
  • Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Ji-Jung Kai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ji Yeon Park, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
  • Tatsuya Hinoki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Ruobing Xie, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, China

 

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