European cross-cutting research on structural materials for Generation IV

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  • Concetta Fazio
  • Ana Alamo
  • Abderrahim Al Mazouzi
  • Silvia De Grandis
  • Dolores Gómez Briceño
  • Jean Henry
  • Lorenzo Malerba
  • Michael Rieth

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It has been internationally recognized that materials science and materials development are key issues for the implementation of innovative reactor systems such as those defined in the framework of the Generation IV and advanced fuel cycle initiatives. In Europe, materials studies are considered within the Strategic Research Agenda of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform. Moreover, the European Commission has recently launched a 7th Framework Programme Research Project, named ‘Generation IV and Transmutation Materials’, that has the objective of addressing materials issues which are crosscutting for more than one type of innovative reactor systems. The present work has been prepared with the aim of describing the rationale, the objectives, the work plan and the expected results of this research project.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-323
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2009


  • structural materials, generation IV

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