|About this Symposium
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Materials for Nuclear Applications
||Philip Edmondson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jake Amoroso, Savannah River National Laboratory
Levi Gardner, University of Utah
Amy Gandy, University of Sheffield
Karl Whittle, University of Liverpool
Monica Ferraris, Politecnico do Torino
||Rising energy demand has stimulated the design and global expansion of nuclear technologies. This expansion requires the development and understanding of novel materials that are capable of withstanding the extreme conditions associated with nuclear power generation. Knowledge of a material’s performance in environments subject to elevated temperature and pressure, high mechanical stress, extensive radiation dose, and highly corrosive environments is paramount to designing safe and efficient next generation nuclear technologies. This symposium will address a wide range of topics from fundamental and applied science aspects of nuclear materials for fission and fusion reactors to radiation detector performance in extreme conditions. Abstracts related to both advanced nuclear reactors and the lifetime extension of existing reactors will also be considered and are encouraged.
This symposium is sponsored by the Nuclear and Environmental Technology, and Engineering Ceramics Divisions of the American Ceramic Society.