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Research Reactors for the Development of Materials and Fuels for Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems

English STI/PUB/1728 (ISBN: 978-92-0-100816-9)
27 pages ¦ 2 figures ¦ EUR 32.00 ¦ Date published: 2017


This publication presents an overview of research reactor capabilities and capacities in the development of fuels and materials for innovative nuclear reactors, such as GenIV reactors. The compendium provides comprehensive information on the potential for materials and fuel testing research of 30 research reactors, both operational and in development. This information includes their power levels, mode of operation, current status, availability and historical overview of their utilization. A summary of these capabilities and capacities is presented in the overview tables of section 6. Papers providing a technical description of the research reactors, including their specific features for utilization are collected as profiles on a CD-ROM and represent an integral part of this publication. The publication is intended to foster wider access to information on existing research reactors with capacity for advanced material testing research and thus ensure their increased utilization in this particular domain. It is expected that it can also serve as a supporting tool for the establishment of regional and international networking through research reactor coalitions and IAEA designated international centres based on research reactors.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Fuel Fabrication and Performance, Materials Testing Reactors, MTRs, Nuclear Reactors, Research Reactors, Nuclear Fuels, Advanced Materials, Member States, Nuclear Energy Research, Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems, GenIV Reactors, Development, Power Levels, Operation Mode, Capability, Nuclear Energy System, NES, INPRO, Nuclear Energy Industry, Lifetime, Thermal Spectrum, Fast Spectrum, Design, Neuron Flux, Coolants, In-Core Instrumentation

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