Structural materials for generation IV nuclear reactors /

Operating at a high level of fuel efficiency, safety, proliferation-resistance, sustainability and cost, generation IV nuclear reactors promise enhanced features to an energy resource which is already seen as an outstanding source of reliable base load power. The performance and reliability of mater...

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Imprint:Duxford, UK : Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, [2017]
©2017
Description:1 online resource.
Language:English
Series:Woodhead Publishing series in energy ; number 106
Woodhead Publishing in energy ; no. 106.
Subject:Nuclear reactors -- Materials.
Nuclear energy.
Building materials.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
Building materials.
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear reactors -- Materials.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11265721
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Other authors / contributors:Yvon, Pascal, editor.
ISBN:9780081009123
0081009127
9780081009062
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 1, 2016).
Summary:Operating at a high level of fuel efficiency, safety, proliferation-resistance, sustainability and cost, generation IV nuclear reactors promise enhanced features to an energy resource which is already seen as an outstanding source of reliable base load power. The performance and reliability of materials when subjected to the higher neutron doses and extremely corrosive higher temperature environments that will be found in generation IV nuclear reactors are essential areas of study, as key considerations for the successful development of generation IV reactors are suitable structural materials for both in-core and out-of-core applications. Structural Materials for Generation IV Nuclear Reactors explores the current state-of-the art in these areas. Part One reviews the materials, requirements and challenges in generation IV systems. Part Two presents the core materials with chapters on irradiation resistant austenitic steels, ODS/FM steels and refractory metals amongst others. Part Three looks at out-of-core materials. Structural Materials for Generation IV Nuclear Reactors is an essential reference text for professional scientists, engineers and postgraduate researchers involved in the development of generation IV nuclear reactors.