Symposium ES08—Advanced Nuclear MaterialsDesign, Development and Deployment

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.

Topics will include:

  • Reactor Materials - Current / Future Designs / Innovative Options / Operational Effects
  • Material / Manufacturing Design - New Material Options for New Technologies
  • Effects of Damage - Extremes of Induced Damage / Modelling the Effects / Materials Immune to Damage
  • Nuclear Fuels - Accident Tolerant / Novel / High Burnup / New Fuel Options
  • Novel / New Fuel Cycle Options - Thorium / Breeding / Open-Closed Solutions
  • Waste Immobilisation / Optimisation - Challenges and Solutions
  • Fusion Technology - Materials Development / Challenges / Optimisation
  • Applications of Nuclear Derived Research
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Xianming Bai (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)
  • Gianguido Baldinozzi (CNRS, France)
  • Grace Burke (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Anne Campbell (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Laurent Capolungo (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Sarah Finkeldei (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
  • Steve Fitzgerald (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
  • Hubin Ke (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Maik Lang (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Susan Morgan (National Nuclear Laboratory, United Kingdom)
  • Michael Short (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Christopher Stanek (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Izabela Szlufarska (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Marc Verwerft (SCK-CEN, Belgium)
  • Janelle Wharrey (Purdue University, USA)
  • Bradley Wynne (University of Sheffield / Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Karl R Whittle
University of Liverpool
School of Engineering
United Kingdom

Felix Brandt
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung - Nukleare Entsorgung und Reaktorsicherheit (IEK-6)

Philip D Edmondson
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Blas P Uberuaga
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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