Equipment at the operating reactors have been damaged due to such factors as high temperature, high pressure, irradiation and coolant. KAERI is making efforts to establish material damage fundamentals to assure the reliability and integrity of nuclear materials under extreme conditions.
Advanced and new structural materials with a higher resistance to harsh and extreme environments and proactive technologies against a material aging degradation are being developed to maintain and increase the safety of major reactor components.
KAERI is also developing advanced and new functional materials using nano technology.
- Development of proactive technologies against a nuclear material degradation
- Periodic surveillance tests on the operating reactors
- Development of innovative structural materials for advanced nuclear systems such as Gen-IV and fusion reactors
- Development of advanced and new materials using nano technology