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Materials Research Needs to Advance Nuclear Energy: Volume 1215. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 2129680
  • Book
  • September 2010
  • 215 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Rising global energy demand and the adverse environmental impact of energy use have led to renewed interest in nuclear power. Novel materials and approaches are needed to advance the utilization of nuclear energy in a manner consistent with the goals of proliferation resistance, energy security and waste reduction. This book brings together experimenters, theoreticians and modelers to discuss the innovations needed to develop the next generation of nuclear materials, and to understand the performance of existing materials under extreme operating conditions. Presentations explore the fabrication (melting, rolling sol gel, sintering, hot-pressing), characterization (microscopy, diffraction, thermal and electrical property measurements), modeling (ranging from nano- to mesoscale, and spanning timeframes ranging from fractions of femtoseconds to hundreds or millions of years), and performance predictions of various nuclear fuel cycle materials.
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Part I - Complex Microstructures;

Part II - Ceramic Materials and Wasteforms I;

Part III - Modeling Complex Materials I;

Part IV - Metallic Materials I;

Part V - Designing Materials for Nuclear Energy I;

Part VI - Structural Complexity of Nuclear Fuels;

Part VII - Designing Materials for Nuclear Energy II;

Part VIII - Modeling Complex Materials II;

Part IX - Poster Session: Advanced Materials for Nuclear Energy;

Part X - Metallic Materials II;

Part XI - Complex Materials and Devices; Author index; Subject index.
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Gianguido Baldinozzi
Yanwen Zhang
Katherine L. Smith
Kazuhiro Yasuda Kyushu University, Japan.
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