This call is for collaborative research projects that investigate new advanced materials for use in radioactive environments in current and future nuclear power stations. While the main focus of the call is on existing and future nuclear fission reactors, proposals that investigate materials for the short and long term storage of irradiated materials and materials that can withstand a highly radioactive environment will be considered. Priority areas that are within the remit of this call are:
- Zirconium alloys, Graphite, Ceramics, composites, intermetallics and Metals. Including radiation damage, behaviour/failure of materials as a consequence of being in a radioactive environment,
- Development of new materials for use in radioactive environments.