Generation IV material issues

Liisa Heikinheimo, Pertti Aaltonen, Aki Toivonen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

    Abstract

    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
    Pages212-223
    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
    Number246
    ISSN0357-9387

    Conference

    ConferenceBALTICA VII - International Conference on Life Management and Main-tenance for Power Plants
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki-Stockholm
    Period12/06/0714/06/07

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    Light water reactors
    Nuclear energy
    Coolants
    Uranium
    Dosimetry
    Irradiation
    Temperature

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    Heikinheimo, L., Aaltonen, P., & Toivonen, A. (2007). Generation IV material issues. In BALTICA VII - Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants. Vol. 1 (pp. 212-223). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 246
    Heikinheimo, Liisa ; Aaltonen, Pertti ; Toivonen, Aki. / Generation IV material issues. BALTICA VII - Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants. Vol. 1. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2007. pp. 212-223 (VTT Symposium; No. 246).
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    Heikinheimo, L, Aaltonen, P & Toivonen, A 2007, Generation IV material issues. in BALTICA VII - Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants. Vol. 1. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 246, pp. 212-223, BALTICA VII - International Conference on Life Management and Main-tenance for Power Plants, Helsinki-Stockholm, Finland, 12/06/07.

    Generation IV material issues. / Heikinheimo, Liisa; Aaltonen, Pertti; Toivonen, Aki.

    BALTICA VII - Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants. Vol. 1. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2007. p. 212-223 (VTT Symposium; No. 246).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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    Heikinheimo L, Aaltonen P, Toivonen A. Generation IV material issues. In BALTICA VII - Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants. Vol. 1. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2007. p. 212-223. (VTT Symposium; No. 246).