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Assessment and Mitigation of Materials Degradation

Description:

Grant applications are sought to develop technologies for the assessment and mitigation of materials degradation in Light Water Reactor systems and components, in order to extend the service life of current light water reactors. Approaches of interest include (1) advanced in situ techniques for the monitoring of swelling in stainless steel, hardening of reactor pressure vessels, and the degradation of concrete; (2) new techniques for component repair; (3) methods that can mitigate or predict irradiation and aging effects in reactors and components, and (4) improved nuclear fuel cladding materials.

Questions – contact Sue Lesica, sue.lesica@hq.doe.gov

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