|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Corrosion in Heavy Liquid Metals for Energy Systems
||Material Needs and Developments for the Westinghouse Lead Fast Reactor
||Mike Ickes, Arash Parsi, Luke Czerniak, Paolo Ferroni
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Westinghouse is actively developing a Lead Fast Reactor (LFR), chosen due to the inherent safety and economic potential achievable with this Generation IV reactor type. Critical activities supporting the reactor design and development are materials testing efforts within Westinghouse and at national laboratories and universities worldwide. An overview of the Westinghouse LFR design will be given with an emphasis on aspects critical to materials performance. The Westinghouse-led materials testing efforts being performed in liquid lead will be reviewed and the available results will be summarized. These efforts include exploring the development of new materials while also investigating the use of commercially mature materials. Future activities in materials testing will also be briefly discussed.
||Nuclear Materials, High-Temperature Materials,