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Meeting MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium Ceramics for a New Generation of Nuclear Energy Systems and Applications
Sponsorship TMS Nuclear Materials Committee
ACerS Energy Materials and Systems (EMSD) Division
Organizer(s) Ming Tang, Clemson University
Enrique Martinez Saez, Clemson University
Yongfeng Zhang, University of Wisconsin
Krista Carlson, University of Utah
Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jean Paul Crocombette, CEA Saclay
Erofili Kardoulaki, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Levi Gardner, Argonne National Laboratory
Jian Zhang, Xiamen University
Charmayne E. Lonergan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Scope Advanced ceramics are attractive for next generation nuclear energy systems as they increase the operating temperature window to allow higher thermal efficiency, and exposure to variable environments. Although ceramic nuclear fuels have been widely used in current nuclear reactors, advanced energy systems call for improved materials with optimized properties. As an example, ceramic/ceramic coatings are under active research to improve/enhance structural materials’ performance. Ceramic materials also contribute to enhanced safety of nuclear systems including light water reactors due to their high temperature stability. Moreover, glass/ceramic/cement/geopolymer compounds have been applied in long-term waste disposal. Processing, properties and testing of ceramic materials need to be expanded to meet the future needs of the nuclear industry. This symposium focuses on experimental and computational studies of ceramics for nuclear energy research and applications.

Proposed Sessions (but not limited to):
• Material Design, Synthesis, and Characterization
• Materials Processing, Joining and Coating
• Advanced Materials and Manufacturing for Next Generation Reactors
• High Entropy Ceramics
• Vitrification Technologies and Radioactive Waste Immobilization
• Radiation Damage Effects, Chemical Compatibility and Corrosion, Thermophysical Property
• Synergistic Multi-scale Modeling and Experimental Study on Microstructure Evolution and Physical Properties of Ceramics in Nuclear Energy Environments

Abstracts Due 03/15/2022
Proceedings Plan Undecided
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