Special Issue "Nuclear Materials 2015"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).
Interests: Design and fabrication of advanced nuclear fuels; Advanced Waste forms for effective nuclear waste management; Radiation-matter interaction; Materials behavior under extreme environments; nanostructured materials for alternative energy applications
Interests: Irradiation effects in materials; Heavy ion irradiation; Nuclear fuel performance modeling and simulation (including oxide fuels and metallic alloy fuels); Materials characterization via multiple experimental techniques including X-ray (Synchrotron), SEM, TEM, and STEM
Materials envisioned for next-generation nuclear systems will encounter extreme environments of intensive radiation, high temperature, and highly corrosive conditions. The current materials for light water reactors are also experiencing great challenges, particularly under accident scenarios. Extensive efforts are ongoing to develop materials and fuels for advanced nuclear systems, including design, fabrication and testing of accident tolerant fuels, structural materials, and materials for effective nuclear waste managements. Fundamental understanding of the microstructural evolution of materials and fuels under irradiations will be critical for the development of materials and modeling the changes of materials properties. Science-based, next-generation fuel performance tools are being developed in order to create a predictive modeling capability for nuclear fuel performance, and to assist in the design and analysis of reactor systems. Experimental validation for modeling and simulation tools is also critical for the development of such tools, and specifically developed separate effect experiments can provide great insight into lower length scale modeling and simulation tools. This Special Issue will focus on the recent developments on these critical topics, and new research articles and review articles are invited.
Dr. Jie Lian
Dr. Di Yun
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- Advanced nuclear fuels – design, fabrication and testing
- Advanced nuclear fuels – performance evaluation and modeling
- Advanced structure materials – fabrication, properties and characterization
- Radiation damage of fission and fusion materials
- Fundamental science of matter – irradiation interactions
- Advanced modeling and simulation of materials
- Materials design under extreme environments
- Waste form materials for effective nuclear waste management