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Advances in Materials for Nuclear Energy: Volume 1514. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 2692205
  • Book
  • September 2013
  • 170 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
Symposium HH, 'Advances in Materials for Nuclear Energy', was held November 25–30 at the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. As the world faces steadily rising energy demand and cost, nuclear energy produced by fission and fusion reactors is increasingly recognised as an economically viable and carbon-neutral alternative to fossil energy sources. With new reactor concepts pursuing passive safety mechanisms and better performance, the behaviour of structural materials and fuel is at the forefront of challenges in the development of promising reactor ideas. Accordingly, the research and development activities in nuclear materials and fuel areas have substantially increased over the last few years. The goal of this symposium was to provide a forum for the discussion of materials limitations and new developments in the field of nuclear fission and fusion energy on an experimental and modeling platform. This volume represents recent advances in materials for nuclear energy applications.
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Part I - Theory, Modeling and Simulation:
1. Multiscale approach to theoretical simulations of materials for nuclear energy applications: Fe-Cr and Zr-based alloys Igor A. Abrikosov, Alena V. Ponomareva, Svetlana A. Barannikova, Olle Hellman, Olga Yu. Vekilova, Sergei I. Simak and Andrei V. Ruban;
2. Simulating radiation-induced defect formation in pyrochlores David S. D. Gunn, John A. Purton and Ilian T. Todorov;
3. Helium bubbles in Fe: equilibrium configurations and modification by radiation Xiao Gai, Roger Smith and Steven Kenny;
4. Atomistic ordering in body centered cubic uranium-zirconium alloy Alex P. Moore, Ben Beeler, Michael Baskes, Maria Okuniewski and Chaitanya S. Deo;
5. Cascade overlap in hcp zirconium: defect accumulation and microstructure evolution with radiation using molecular dynamics simulations Prithwish K. Nandi and Jacob Eapen;
6. Role of CSL boundaries on displacement cascades in b-SiC Prithwish K. Nandi, V. Ajay Annamareddy and Jacob Eapen;
7. An attempt to handle the nanopatterning of materials created under ion beam mixing D. Simeone, G. Baldinozzi, D. Gosset, G. Demange, Y. Zhang and L. Luneville;

Part II - Radiation Effects:
8. Nanostructuration of Cr/Si layers induced by ion beam mixing L. Luneville, L. Largeau, C. Deranlot, N. Moncoffre, Y. Serruys, F. Ott, G. Baldinozzi and D. Simeone;
9. Radiation damages on mesoporous silica thin films and bulk materials X. Deschanels, S. Dourdain, C. Rey, G. Toquer, A. Grandjean, S. Pellet-Rostaing, O. Dugne, C. Grygiel, F. Duval and Y. Serruys;
10. Surface sensitive spectroscopy study of ion beam irradiation induced structural modifications in borosilicate glasses Amy S. Gandy, Martin C. Stennett and Neil C. Hyatt;
11. Titanium and zirconium oxidation under argon irradiation in the low MeV range Dominique Gorse-Pomonti, Ngoc-Long Do, Nicolas Bérerd, Nathalie Moncoffre and Gianguido Baldinozzi;
12. Irradiation induced effects at interfaces in a nanocrystalline ceria thin film on a Si substrate Philip D. Edmondson, Neil P. Young, Chad M. Parish, Fereydoon Namavar, William J. Weber and Yanwen Zhang;
13. Atomistic observation of electron irradiation-induced defects in CeO2 Seiya Takaki, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Masanori Kutsuwada, Kazuhiro Yasuda and Syo Matsumura;
14. Effect of alloy composition and helium ion-irradiation on the mechanical properties of tungsten, tungsten-tantalum and tungsten-rhenium for fusion power applications Christian E. Beck, Steve G. Roberts, Philip D. Edmondson and David E. J. Armstrong.
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Chaitanya S. Deo Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gianguido Baldinozzi Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris.

Maria Jose Caturla Universidad de Alicante.

Chu-Chun Fu
Kazuhiro Yasuda Kyushu University, Japan.

Yanwen Zhang
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