Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) and under the mandate of the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Advanced Fuel Cycles (WPFC), the objective of the expert group is to conduct joint and comparative studies to support the development, selection and characterisation of innovative structural materials that can be implemented in advanced nuclear fuel cycles, under extreme conditions such as high temperature, high dose rate, and corrosive chemical environment and long service lifetime.
The objectives of the expert group are to:
The expert group works particularly closely with the Working Party on Multi-scale Modelling of Fuels and Structural Materials for Nuclear Systems (WPMM).
Consistent with the above objectives, the scope of the expert group includes:
The Working Party on Multi-scale Modelling of Fuels and Structural Material for Nuclear Systems (WPMM) was established to deal with the scientific and engineering aspects of fuels and structural materials, aiming at establishing multi-scale models and simulations as validated predictive tools for the design of nuclear systems, fuel fabrication and performance.
The Working Party on Scientific Issues of Advanced Fuel Cycles (WPFC) studies advanced nuclear fuel cycles, including fuel cycle scenarios, innovative fuels and materials, separation chemistry, waste disposal and coolant technologies.