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Meeting 2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Materials and Chemistry for Molten Salt Systems
Sponsorship TMS Structural Materials Division
TMS: Corrosion and Environmental Effects Committee
TMS: Nuclear Materials Committee
Organizer(s) Stephen Raiman, University of Michigan
Raluca Scarlat, University of California, Berkeley
Jinsuo Zhang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Michael Philip Short, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kumar Sridharan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nathaniel C. Hoyt, Argonne National Laboratory
Scope The use of molten salts as a coolant in molten salt reactors (MSR) and concentrating solar power (CSP) systems offers many advantages including low operating pressures, high temperatures, and favorable heat transfer. Molten salts are also widely used in the metal processing and nuclear fuels reprocessing industries. Despite the advantages, the highly aggressive molten salts present a challenging environment for salt facing materials.

This symposium covers all aspects of materials science, chemistry, and electrochemistry in molten salt systems for diverse purposes such as energy transfer, energy storage, metallurgical processing, and actinide recovery.

Abstracts are solicited in, but not limited to, the following topics:

Corrosion of salt-facing materials
Salt effects in graphite and moderator materials
Fission product embrittlement
Alloy selection and design for molten salt applications
Interaction of fission products with materials
Mechanical and creep properties
Electrochemistry for metal processing and actinide recovery
Salt chemistry effects on materials including radiolysis
Heat exchanger design
Welding and cladding issues
Waste handling and actinide recovery
Electrochemistry for salt property evaluation

Abstracts Due 07/17/2022
Proceedings Plan Planned:

4D-STEM/EDS Characterization of Molten Salt Corrosion in NiCr Alloy
Ab-initio Molecular Dynamics Examination of Critical Steps for Molten Salt Corrosion of Stainless Steels
Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Study of Thermophysical for High-temperature NaCl-PuCl3 System
Accelerated Corrosion of Nickel-Chromium by Europium Trifluoride in FLiNaK
Acid/base Effects on Chromium Species in Molten Fluoride Salts
Assessing Environmentally-Assisted Cracking of 316L in Molten FLiNaK
Atomistic Kinetics Monte Carlo Simulations of Molten Salt Corrosion of Ni-Cr Alloys
Characterization of UCl3, NaCl, and NaCl- 0.352 UCl3 Salts using Neutron Scattering
Chromium Solution in Molten Uranium-Sodium Chloride Salts Investigated by Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Coordination and Thermophysical Properties of Transition Metal Chlorocomplexes and Lanthanides in LiCl-KCl
Corrosion and Dealloying Phenomena of Binary Ni-Cr Alloys in Molten FLiNaK Salts
Corrosion Behavior of Compositionally Gradient Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel Doped with Hafnium in Eutectic NaCl-MgCl2 Molten Salt at 700 C
Cover Gas Selection for Molten Salts
Determination of Instantaneous Corrosion Current Densities of Materials in Molten FLiNaK Salts
Diffusion Dynamics of Molten FLiNaK Quantified with Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering
Effect of Impurities on Material Behavior in Molten FLiNaK
Effects of Impurities on Corrosion of 316H Stainless-Steel in Molten FLiNaK Salt
Electrochemical Characterization of Molten Salt Fuel Systems with Boron-Doped Diamond
Electrochemical Corrosion Testing in Molten Fluoride (FLiNaK) Salts
Electrochemical Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of Ni2+ in Molten FLiNaK Salt
Elucidating the Role of UCl3 in the Corrosion Mechanism of Ni-based Superalloys Exposed to Chloride Molten Salts
Exploring the Effect of Radiation and Temperature on the Local Structure of Metal Ions in Molten Salt Environments using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Feasibility Study on Aluminum Under Laser Ablation for Corrosion Resistance in Molten Salt
Flibe Chemistry Control for Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactors
FLiBe Thermodynamic and Physical Properties Validation
Friction and Wear Measurements of Candidate Metal Alloys for Fluoride Salt Pump Bearing and Shaft Materials
Fundamental Aspects of Chromium Corrosion in Molten Fluoride Salts
High Temperature X-ray Scattering and MD Simulation of Molten Fluoride Salts
ICME Development of a Cold Spray Enabled Corrosion Resistant Bimetallic Structure for Nuclear Reactors
In-situ Corrosion Monitoring of 316 SS L Natural Convection Loop by Radioactive Isotope Tracking
In-situ XAS and Electrochemistry Measurements on Molten FLiNaK
Interest of Nickel Based Alloys Additive Manufacturing for Molten Salt Reactors: First Elements of Behavior under Ion Irradiation.
Investigate on Dechromization in Converter during Vanadium Extraction and Semi-steel Steelmaking Processes Based on the Ion and Molecule Coexistence Theory
Keep It Lewis-Basic: Stability of NaSICON Separators in AlCl3-NaI Catholytes for Molten Sodium Batteries
Long-Term Corrosion Behavior of 316SS and Alloy 601 in Elevated Temperature Molten Nitrate Salt
Microstructural Evolution and Hardness Changes in Ion irradiated Ni-based Superalloys
Modeling the Evolution of Structural Alloy Microstructure Due to Molten Salt Corrosion
O-2: Corrosion of 316H Stainless Steel and Graphite in Static Molten FLiNaK Salt
O-3: Detection of Transition Metals in Solid and Molten Salts Using UV-Vis Spectra
O-4: High-Throughput Ex-situ Quantification of Corrosion Products from Molten Salt Corrosion Experiments of High Entropy Alloys by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
O-6: Purification of Lithium, Sodium, and Potassium-based Chloride Salts via Hydrochlorination with Real-time Monitoring
O-7:The Reduction of Solid Uranium Dioxide in Calcium Salt
Operando Synchrotron X-ray Nano-tomography and Multimodal Studies on the Evolution of Metals in Molten Chloride Salts
Optimization of Phase Equilibria and Thermodynamics for Actinide Chloride Systems Relevant for Molten Salt Reactors
Reaction Kinetics of the Chlorination of UO2 with ZrCl4
Reducing Graphite Interactions with Structural Corrosion Products
Residual Stress in Cobalt Free Cladding Systems for Molten Salt Reactors
Salt Impurities: Measuring Them, Getting Them Out, and Learning to Live with Them
Solid-Solution Alloying Effects in Molten Chloride Salt Corrosion
Solvated Electron Dynamics in Molten Salts via Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy
Speciation of Metal Ion Solutes in Molten Salt Matrices for Reactor Applications using Advanced Spectroscopy Techniques
Synthesis of Actinide Fluorides and Chlorides for Molten Salt Reactor Fuels
Systematic Corrosion Model for Non-isothermal Molten Salt Loop
The Behavior of Oxygen in Molten Fluoride Corrosion Systems
Thermal Conductivity Measurements of FLiNaK, FMgNaK, and LiCl-KCl
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Extrinsic Corrosion Impurities in Molten Salts
Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation for Thermodynamic Models of Molten Salts
Understanding the Mechanisms of Corrosion in 316 Stainless Steels and Advanced Ni-based Alloys in Molten FLiNaK at 700oC

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