Materials for Nuclear Energy Applications II
Nuclear energy continues to be an important energy source. It is responsible for 27% of the European Union’s (EU) electricity and it is expected that the demand for nuclear power will remain constant in the coming decades. To improve the safety and energy efficiency of nuclear power plants, scientific research on innovative reactor technologies and new nuclear fuel materials is required. In addition, concrete solutions are needed for the long-term environmental safe storage of the radioactive nuclear waste.
Using computational materials modeling we investigate various topics related to nuclear energy, such as thermonuclear properties of current and next-generation nuclear fuel materials, stability and durability of fuel and reactor vessel materials under extreme conditions, and corrosion and dissolution of spent nuclear fuel. Through our theoretical modeling we provide an important knowledge-based component which is essential to obtain a scientifically founded understanding of nuclear energy materials and to be able to predict their long-term behavior.
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