Materials Growth & Measurement Laboratory

Czech open access research infrastructure

Advanced materials for new generation reactors

Full project name:

Advanced metallic materials for generation II, III and IV reactors

Project Details

The objective of the project is to develop a new class of Zr based alloys and high entropy alloys with optimized properties for the employment in the nuclear reactor internals. A new Zr-based alloy for the use as the structural components of the fuel set of the nuclear reactor of Gen II class (VVER) as well as a high entropy alloy with enhanced resistance against corrosion and neutron damage will be developed and patented in the project. This innovative material will be designed and optimized for the use in reactors of Gen II and Gen IV class. In addition, the practical application potential of a creep and corrosion resistant titanium alloy for the use in critical structures of reactor Gen II (VVER) internals and for circulator blades of the primary circuit of ALLEGRO reactor.

  • Principal Investigator
    Prof. RNDr. Miloš Janeček, CSc.
  • Team
    2 professors, 4 postdocs, 3 students
  • Duration
  • Research area
    Materials for nuclear industry

Prof. RNDr. Miloš Janeček, CSc.

Principle investigator

Current position: Deputy Head of the Department of Physics of Materials, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Current research focus: Light metals and alloys (Al, Mg, Ti)

Fields of interest and expertise:

  • Transmission and scanning electron microscopy, electron and X-ray diffraction
  • Microstructure and mechanical properties of light metals and alloys (Al, Mg, Ti)
  • Physical properties of materials prepared by severe plastic deformation and by spark plasma sintering
  • Phase transformations in metastable Ti alloys
  • Structure and properties of advanced materials for biomedical applications
  • High entropy alloys

Role of MGML in the Project

MGML instruments will be employed for arc melting of novel Zr alloys and HEA in laboratory amount, their characterization by XRD measurements and also for the protection of samples during thermal treatment by encapsulating into quartz tubes.

Back to project list