The M4F project (Multiscale Modelling for Fusion and Fission Materials) brings together the nuclear fusion and fission materials communities to work on the optimization of ferritic/martensitic (F/M) steels, which are candidate structural materials for future nuclear fission and fusion reactors.
It is a multidisciplinary project in which several different experimental and computational materials science tools are integrated to understand and model complex phenomena associated with the formation and evolution of irradiation induced defects and their effects on the macroscopic behaviour of the target materials.
Two are the objectives:
The project, coordinated by CIEMAT, enters now its 4th year and is close to deliver high-impact results, the exploitation of which will be evaluated and guided by an end-users group that involves fusion and fission reactor designers, materials experts, as well as regulators.
For more information: http://www.h2020-m4f.eu/