The continuing expansion of nuclear technology worldwide has led to many new and novel technologies being proposed and developed. Such new and often innovative technologies challenge both material design and operation, with linkage across technologies. For example, material challenges predicted within GenIV reactors are common with many of those expected within fusion cores, for example, high temperatures, which in turn link with other technologies that experience similarly extreme conditions. Similar challenges exist in the safe disposal of nuclear waste, where material choices are key to both their use and sustainable expansion. The continued development of new innovative materials and technologies, across a range of applications, both specific and diverse benefits from such enhanced linkage.
This symposium addresses a range of topics linking across fields for example, novel material design/fabrication and the impact of extreme temperatures, linking modelling and experimentally based work enhancing both.