Radiation Damage and Nuclear Fuels



This course provides the knowledge on the characteristics of various type of fuels and their required properties, an understand the fundamentals of radiation damage and their effects on the changes of the materials properties through the interaction of various defects generated by irradiation, identification of the key damage mechanisms of oxide nuclear fuels and zircalloy cladding in water reactor environments and knowhow to assess the integrity of nuclear fuel affected by the various damage mechanisms. Topics include overview on types of nuclear fuel, basics of radiation damage, ion interactions with solids, displacement cascades, point defect characteristics, multi-dimensional defects in solids, interaction of defects, dimensional changes, property changes due to irradiation, radiation damage in fuels and fuel cladding integrity.

Course period11/09/11 → …