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Accelerator Simulation and Theoretical Modelling of Radiation Effects in Structural Materials

English STI/PUB/1732 978-92-0-107415-7
116 39.00 2018

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This publication summarizes the findings and conclusions of the IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on accelerator simulation and theoretical modelling of radiation effects, aimed at supporting Member States in the development of advanced radiation resistant structural materials for implementation in innovative nuclear systems. This aim can be achieved through enhancement of both experimental neutron-emulation capabilities of ion accelerators and improvement of the predictive efficiency of theoretical models and computer codes. This dual approach is challenging but necessary, because outputs of accelerator simulation experiments need adequate theoretical interpretation, and theoretical models and codes need high dose experimental data for their verification. Both ion irradiation investigations and computer modelling have been the specific subjects of the CRP, and the results of these studies are presented in this publication which also includes state-of-the-art reviews of four major aspects of the project: challenges and trends of structural materials development for present and future reactor designs, accelerator methodologies for material testing, multiscale modelling tools, and advanced examination techniques.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Reactor Technology, Nuclear Reactors, Testing, Effect of Radiation, Alloys, Accelerator Simulation, Theoretical Modelling, Radiation Effects, Structural Materials, CRP, Coordinated Research Project, Member States, Neutron-Emulation Capabilities, Computer Codes, High Dose, Interpretation, Irradiation Investigations, Computer Modelling, Reactor Design, Accelerator Methodologies, Material Testing, Multiscale Modelling Tools, Advanced Examination Techniques, Reliability, Fuel Cladding, High Neutron Exposure, Ferritic-Martensitic Steels, Radiation Damage, Simulation Experiments, Electron Accelerators, Cyclotrons, Radiation Resistance, Irradiation Examination Techniques, Ion Beam, Transmission Electron Microscopy, TEM

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