Joint Programme on Materials for Nuclear
JP coordinator: KIT (DE)
Participants: CIEMAT (ES), CEA (FR), CNR (IT), CNRS (FR), ENEA (IT), HZDR (DE), JRC (EU), KIT (DE), KTH (SE) , NRG (NL), INR (RO), PSI (CH), CV Rez (CZ), SCK CEN (BE), UKERC (UK), VTT (FI)
Associates: Centro Sviluppo Materiali SPA ->(ENEA) Italy, EDF – Electricité de France –> (CEA) France, Institutt for Energiteknikk –>(VTT) Norway, Materialprüfungsanstalt Universität Stuttgart (KIT) Germany, IMDEA Materiels -> Ciemat Spain; NNL- National Nuclear Laboratory-> UKERC UK; POLITO – Politecnico di Torino –>(ENEA) Italy, University of Alicante –> (CIEMAT) Spain, ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles -> (SCK.CEN) Belgium, UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya –> (CIEMAT) Spain
The first meeting for the EERA JP Nuclear Materials took place on 2009 at KIT. Since its beginning the EERA JP NM uses the SNETP Strategic Research Agenda as a basis for work.
The objective of this EERA JP on Nuclear Materials is to identify key priority topics and funding opportunities with the purpose of supporting in an efficient way the development and optimisation of a sustainable nuclear energy.
The objectives and the timescale of the EERA JPNM have been defined on order to support the development of the Generation IV reactors.
The development of Generation-IV (GenIV) neutron reactors, such as fast reactors, with closed fuel cycle is considered to be the most promising option. These technologies have the potential to substantially increase the energy output from the fuel, while improving the management of high level radioactive waste through transmutation processes. They are therefore potentially able to provide energy for the next centuries using in an optimal manner the already known uranium resources.
However, the operating conditions envisaged for GenIV systems are demanding and will impact on the performance of the structural materials and the safety and the feasibility of most of these nuclear reactor concepts and their optimization will depend crucially on the capability of the chosen structural materials to withstand the expected operating conditions.
Structure: Joint Programme Nuclear Materials has 4 subprograms:
- Support to ESNII (coordinator JRC)
- ODS (coordinator CEA)
- Refractory/composites (coordinator ENEA)
- Modelling (coordinator SCK CEN)
For more details, downolad here