Advances on GenIV structural and fuel materials and cross-cutting activities between fission and fusion
División de Materiales de Interés Energético, CIEMAT, Avda. Complutense 40, 28040 Madrid, Spain
2 Dipartimento Fusione e Sicurezza Nucleare, ENEA-FSN, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Roma, Italy
3 CEA, DEN, DEC, Centre de Cadarache, 13108 St-Paul-lez-Durance, France
4 CEA, IRFM, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France
5 CEA, DEN, DTN, Centre de Cadarache, 13108 St-Paul-lez-Durance, France
6 DEN-Service de Recherches Métallurgiques Appliquées, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Accepted: 4 June 2019
Published online: 5 May 2020
This paper describes six projects, most of which are part of the research portfolio of the EERA JPNM, devoted to qualification, modelling and development of structural and fuel materials for advanced and innovative nuclear systems, with also two examples of projects addressing issues of cross-cutting interest through fusion and fission. The main conclusion is that the benefit of the coordination under the umbrella of, in this case, the EERA JPNM, is clearly felt in terms of better alignment of national programmes and subsequent leveraging of institutional funding, to integrate Euratom support. Likewise, the benefit of addressing specific issues of common interest for fusion and fission is not only beneficial because of cross-fertilisation, but also because it allows more rational use of human and infrastructural resources, avoiding duplications.
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