TSU scientists have created a highly stable composite for new reactors
Scientists at the TSU StrAU Institute of Smart Materials and Technologies have developed a new multilayer material for producing fuel elements of fast neutron nuclear reactors. The main competitive advantages of the product, which is made with a vanadium alloy, are high resistance to corrosion and radiation, along with ease of manufacture and subsequent processing.
- Fast neutron reactors are more efficient and safer than thermal neutron reactors, - explains Irina Kurzina, director of the Institute for Smart Materials and Technologies. At the same time, the radiation loads on the structures in them are much higher, which makes it necessary to use special materials for the reactor vessel and in-core systems. We have developed a new composite with special functional characteristics - high heat resistance and high resistance to static, dynamic, and radiation loads.