This EMRP (European Metrology Research Programme) project, MetroFission, has been looking at solving metrological problems related to a new generation of nuclear power plants. The proposed Generation IV power plants are designed to run safely, make efficient use of natural resources, minimize the waste and maintain proliferation resistance. In order to reach these goals, the reactor operation involves higher temperatures, high-energy neutron fluence, different types of fuel where the minor actinides are included etc. In this overview of the multidisciplinary project, which has 12 partners in 10 countries, the work described has focused on improved temperature measurements, investigation of thermal properties of advanced materials, determination of new and relevant nuclear data and development of measurement techniques for radionuclides suitable for Generation IV power plants. © 2014 IEEE.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Johansson, L., Filtz, J-R., DeFelice, P., Sadli, M., Plompen, A., Heyse, J., ... Keightley, J. (2014). Metrology for new generation nuclear power plants-MetroFission. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 61(4), 2017 - 2023. . https://doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2014.2320793