Generation IV material issues

Liisa Heikinheimo, Pertti Aaltonen, Aki Toivonen

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    Generation IV nuclear power concepts have become an active research topic all over the world during the last 5-10 years. There are six concepts accepted for the GenIV international forum (GIF) with the common aims to promote both efficiency and safety of the technology. Moreover, the issues of uranium sources and the use of closed fuel cycles are included in the discussions and concepts. Thus the new concepts will offer attractive features but at the same time they also bring new and demanding challenges for the materials technology due to increased operating temperatures and irradiation doses as well as more aggressive coolants and or longer life time expectations than operated today. In this paper an overview of the material issues is given with special emphasis on one of the concepts, super critical light water reactor concept.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBALTICA VII - Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants. Vol. 1
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-6316-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6315-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventBALTICA VII - International Conference on Life Management and Main-tenance for Power Plants - Helsinki-Stockholm, Finland
    Duration: 12 Jun 200714 Jun 2007

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium


    ConferenceBALTICA VII - International Conference on Life Management and Main-tenance for Power Plants


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