KAERI News https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/menu?menuId=MENU00718 KAERI News 게시판 rss 정보 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Becomes International Centre under IAEA Label 2019-10-10 15:39:45.0 7590 6254 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=7590&menuId=MENU00718 https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/korea-atomic-energy-research-institute-becomes-international-centre-under-iaea-label https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=6254&fileId=1 University of Leicester and National Nuclear Laboratory sign an agreement with Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute on future space battery design 2019-09-23 15:28:26.0 7567 6231 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=7567&menuId=MENU00718 https://le.ac.uk/news/2019/september/05-agreement-signed-on-space-battery-design https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=6231&fileId=1 KAERI and NASB signed MOU on Scientific and Technical Cooperation 2019-07-22 09:54:55.0 7418 6084 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=7418&menuId=MENU00718 KAERI and NASB signed MOU on Scientific and Technical Cooperation Ways to verify KAERI&rsquo;s technology for decommissioning nuclear facilities were opened. Finding solutions for the verification of technology developed domestically at a real site has been so far-fetched, though efforts have been accelerated for the development of core technologies for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Korea, which has been emerging as an urgent national issue. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between KAERI and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) was signed on 8 July 2019 in Minsk, Belarus, by Dr. Acad. Vladimir G. Gusakov, chairman of the Presidium of NASB, and Dr. Heui Joo Choi, senior vice president of KAERI, to promote scientific and technical cooperation. The aim of the MOU is to promote cooperation between the two organizations through, amongst others, the following: ● meetings organized to discuss specific technical topics and cooperative activities; ● visits of individuals or teams from one Party to the facilities of the other Party; ● transmission of information from one Party to the other; ● assessments of the role of current facilities; ● plans for future facilities. Areas of cooperation under this MOU include, amongst others, the following: ● radioactive waste treatment and characterization technology generated from nuclear facilities; ● site remediation technologies of soil and groundwater contamination; ● decontamination technology for surface decontamination; ● radiological characterization technology for radiation protection and environmental monitoring; ● waste disposal and safety management. Under this MOU, both organizations agreed to launch cooperation in the fields of monitoring radioactively contaminated facilities and sites and treatment of radioactive waste and contaminated soil at an initial stage, and to launch joint research projects in the fields of verification of core decommissioning technologies and site remediation. Joint development and application of technologies for which the site applicability was strengthened based on fundamental technologies possessed by both organizations is expected to provide practical benefits to both organizations. Despite having 20% of its land contaminated because of the Chernobyl accident in 1986, Belarus has faced difficulties to date in establishing plans for dealing with accurate measurement of dispersion of contamination inside contaminated sites or contaminated soil. In the course of reviewing options for using contaminated facilities and sites in Belarus in a bid to evaluate the appropriateness and applicability of core technologies for decommissioning of nuclear facilities for which development are underway at KAERI, both organizations have agreed to promote bilateral cooperation. In conjunction with the signing of this MOU, the Korea&ndash;Belarus Future Nuclear Cooperation Forum was held in Minsk. The forum brought together experts from both sides, who shared their respective country&rsquo;s status on technological development and discussed ways for practical cooperation in the future. The forum and MOU signing presented both organizations with an opportunity to focus on planning joint research and development projects; organizing and holding technical meetings; and preparing the establishment of Joint Research Laboratory for exploring and pursuing joint research. Dr. Won Seok Park, President of KAERI, said that the MOU signing is significant for KAERI in that it represents an important step in pursuing future-oriented partnership and cooperation with Belarus, which possesses a wealth of experience in the fields of decommissioning of nuclear facilities and site remediation. In addition, he said that he hopes both organizations will seek to revitalize cooperation on mutually beneficial areas in the development of nuclear technology. https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=6084&fileId=1 KAERI invents special robot that detects and adsorbs radioactive Cesium 2019-06-27 13:24:42.0 7357 6023 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=7357&menuId=MENU00718 http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=239230 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=6023&fileId=1 OECD/NEA Director General Visits KAERI 2019-06-17 15:15:13.0 7328 5994 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=7328&menuId=MENU00718 OECD/NEA Director General Visits KAERI - Discussed Ways to Strengthen&nbsp; Cooperation to Improve Nuclear Safety and Development of Future Innovative Nuclear Technology - □&nbsp; Mr. William D. Magwood IV, Director General of OECD/NEA, visited KAERI in the morning of June 12 and discussed with KAERI President Won-seok Park ways&nbsp;to boost bilateral cooperation between the two institutions. During their talks, Mr. Magwood and President Park exchanged ideas on&nbsp; how to improve nuclear safety, develop innovative future nuclear technologies, and invigorate participation in joint international research led by OECD/NEA and agreed to further strengthen communication and cooperation between the two institutions. ○ Mr. Magwood emphasized the importance of enhancing nuclear safety for the development of future nuclear systems and provided a detailed explanation about recent trends in the development of candidate nuclear energy systems that can assure safety and reliability at a level acceptable by the general public. In addition, Mr. Magwood added that the private sector&rsquo;s participation and investment in developing future innovative nuclear technologies is important and noted that the private sector&rsquo;s recent participation in such technology development is highly encouraging. □ Noting&nbsp;the importance of developing technology with improved safety to ensure safe operation of nuclear plants, Mr. Magwood highlighted that, not only the application of future&nbsp;technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data, but also the activities of the OECD/NEA supported Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) should be bolstered&nbsp;to provide international peer reviews for the safety of nuclear plants. ○ Mr. Magwood and President Park agreed that it is highly important to apply promising future technologies such as AI and big data to the area of nuclear safety research as such latest technologies can help minimize human errors related to nuclear safety research and change the public&rsquo;s attitude toward nuclear energy. ○ In addition, Mr. Magwood proposed that Korea host an OECD/NEA sponsored international workshop aimed at bringing together experts from around the world to identify measures to improve nuclear safety by applying those new technologies. In response, President Park supported the proposal, referring to the vast amount of data and information held by the NEA in the area of nuclear safety as an international organization. □ Prior to meeting with President Park, Mr. Magwood visited the ATLAS facility and expressed his intention to encourage many OECD/NEA member countries to participate in the planned third-phase of OECD-ATLAS international joint project that will also be led by KAERI. After its successful completion of the first-phase of OECD-ATLAS international joint project (April 2014 &ndash; March 2017), KAERI is currently leading the second phase of the project with participation by 18 institutions from 11 countries (October 2017 &ndash; September 2020). In the third phase of the project, KAERI will propose joint research items using the newly established facilities for safety verification of nuclear reactor buildings. □ Recognizing the benefits of joint research projects promoted by OECD/NEA, President Park asked OECD/NEA to play a bigger role in invigorating joint research projects primarily in the area of nuclear safety. Mr. Magwood responded that it is NEA&rsquo;s prime task to solicit&nbsp; advanced countries&rsquo; participation in joint research projects by invigorating their rather stagnant nuclear R&amp;D programs. ○ Mr. Magwood stressed the importance of encouraging the private sector to make investments in nuclear R&amp;D programs and noted that, to this end, the NEA will launch discussions with leading nuclear countries such as the United States, France, Russia, Korea and Japan to identify means for joint endeavors. https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=5994&fileId=1 KAERI hosted the International Friendship Day with 31 Embassies in Korea celebrating its 60th Anniversary 2019-04-26 13:54:46.0 7173 5839 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=7173&menuId=MENU00718 KAERI hosted the International Friendship Day with 31 Embassies in Korea celebrating its 60th Anniversary &nbsp; - Providing a forum to share with diplomats KAERI&rsquo;s notable achievements made over the past six decades and facilitate communications and exchanges - The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) hosted the &ldquo;International Friendship Day with foreign Diplomats in Korea&rdquo; in Daejeon, where KAERI is located, on 25 April 2019 celebrating its 60th anniversary. This event was organized to express KAERI&rsquo;s appreciation to diplomatic corps in Korea for their patronage and support for its growth over past 60 years, as well as to share with them its notable achievements made over the past six decades with main focus on its contributions to economic development at both national and global level. It provided an opportunity for KAERI to explain its impressive achievements, since its inception in 1959, ranging from the development of Korean nuclear infrastructures to localization of nuclear fuel and reactor technologies, improvement of nuclear safety, SMART development and export of Research and Training Reactor to Jordan, etc. It was also a good occasion to promote better understanding of KAERI&rsquo;s ongoing R&amp;D activities and its future vision for diplomats, many of whom are from countries that are interested in or planning on introducing a nuclear energy program in the future through their first-hand look at KAERI research facilities which are well known all over the world. The morning session of the program featured a welcome remarks by Dr. Won Seok Park, President of KAERI, a congratulatory video message from Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a presentation on KAERI&rsquo;s activities and its contributions to economic development at both at home and abroad. It was followed by a technical tour of KAERI research facilities in the afternoon. KAERI experts explained in detail research activities helped by the institute&rsquo;s state-of-the-art research facilities, including ATLAS (Advanced Thermal-Hydraulic test Loop for Accident Simulation), SMART (System-integrated Modular Advanced ReacTor) and HANARO (High-Flux Advanced Neutron Application ReactOr), and Cold Neutron Research Facility which has greatly contributed to KAERI&rsquo;s growth into one of the world&rsquo;s top-tier nuclear R&amp;D institutes along with a wealth of its high-caliber professional manpower. KAERI experts answered questions after the briefing on the research facilities. About 40 members of diplomatic corps in Korea from 30 countries amongst about 75 participants who attended the event showed their strong interest in Korea&rsquo;s nuclear energy technology. It is expected that at the time of increased interest in Korea&rsquo;s nuclear technology at the global arena, this event provided a good opportunity for KAERI&rsquo;s outstanding nuclear technological achievement to be ingrained in the participants&rsquo; minds and served as a useful platform for promoting bilateral cooperation and fostering friendship with participating respective countries. Dr. Park, President of KAERI, said that with its 60th anniversary as a turning point, he will do his utmost efforts to further strengthen the already existing friendly relationships and reinforce active cooperation with partner countries in the world by sharing its experiences and technology with them. In his congratulatory video message, Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said that as an important and reliable partner for the IAEA throughout the past six decades, KAERI has played a pivotal role in Korea&rsquo;s remarkable transition from being a recipient of IAEA technical assistance to becoming a donor country. Highly valuing the IAEA cooperation with KAERI, he is anticipating that its cooperation with KAERI which became an excellent role model for many developing countries to follow will be further strengthened in the future. KAERI is actively engaged in promoting international cooperation with international organizations, the IAEA and research institutes all over the world for the development and advancement of nuclear technology by means of exchange of technical information and experts and joint research. As part of its efforts to establish an extensive global network, KAERI has focused its efforts on strengthening bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation by concluding 83 cooperation arrangements with organizations from 38 different countries around the world including those in China, France, Japan, Russia, U.S. etc., as well as IAEA and the OECD/NEA. To further deepen and diversify our international cooperation activities all over the world intended to establish a foundation for export of nuclear technology, KAERI is making an all-out effort to establish cooperation networks with many countries, especially nuclear-emerging countries in the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast, Africa regions. https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=5839&fileId=1 Dr. Won Seok Park, newly appointed KAERI President 2019-04-02 13:51:47.0 6980 5647 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=6980&menuId=MENU00718 Dr. Won Seok Park was appointed as the president of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) on 29 March 2019 and took office on 1 April 2019. His three-year term of office will end on 31 March 2022. Dr. Park graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU) in 1983, and received his master&rsquo;s degree in nuclear engineering from SNU in 1985 and his doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA, in 1990. Since entering KAERI in 1990, Dr. Park has held important positions such as Director General of the Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor Development Agency, and Acting Senior Vice President of the Reactor Technology Program. On the international front, he has been serving as the vice-chair of the Generation IV International Forum since 2018. At the inauguration ceremony held at the KAERI auditorium, Dr. Park emphasized that all staff members of KAERI are to make their utmost efforts to regain public confidence, through not being complacent about past achievements and through enhancing their awareness of the serious challenges KAERI is currently facing. Dr. Park unveiled KAERI&rsquo;s future management plan and vision, which focus on reformative measures to streamline safety management systems, KAERI&rsquo;s rebirth as a multidisciplinary research institute focused on nuclear-based convergence research, successful completions of on-going large projects, pre-emptive preparations for the likely occurrence of a nuclear cooperation between North Korea and South Korea, improvement of research productivity, and well-rounded communications with KAERI&rsquo;s stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Park called for the bringing together of all resources available for KAERI to be reborn as an institute, the re-establishment of safety awareness and research ethnics, the proactive management of nuclear environments, and the regaining of public confidence in KAERI. https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=5647&fileId=1 KAERI Teams Up with Osaka Univ. on Radiation Research 2019-04-02 13:38:24.0 6979 5646 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=6979&menuId=MENU00718 KAERI Teams Up with Osaka Univ. on Radiation Research- KAERI Convenes the 4th KAERI-Osaka Univ. Joint Workshop on Radiation Research- □ KAERI&rsquo;s radiation experts teamed up with experts from Osaka university on discovering the secrets of substances by using advanced radiation technology. □ KAERI (Acting President: Baek, Won-pil) convened the 4th KAERI &ndash; Osaka Univ. Joint Workshop on Radiation Research at KAERI on March 5, 2019. ㅇ Since 2014, the joint workshop has been held annually alternately in the two institutions to share research results obtained through the world-class accelerator-based ultrafast radiation facilities of the two institutions. ㅇ The 4th Workshop was jointly organized by the Ultrafast Radiation Laboratory of the Radiation Science Institute of KAERI (Dr. Jeong, Yeong-uk) and the Division of Proton Beam Science of the Industrial Science Institute of Osaka University (Professor Yoichi Yoshida). □ At the Joint Workshop, the two institutions presented a collection of the cutting-edge radiation technologies and application research results. Various research results in the field of fundamental studies were presented, including &ldquo;Study on Molecular Dynamics by using Femtosecond Time-Resolved Electron Diffraction,&rdquo; presented by Dr. Wang, Gi-yeong of KAERI, and &ldquo;Attosecond/Femtosecond Pulse Radiation Resolution Technology,&rdquo; presented by Professor Yoshida of Osaka University. ㅇ This workshop covered not only fundamental research on substances but also results from various fields of application, including artificial photosynthetic materials and next-generation solar cells, as well as their prospects. □ KAERI has an ultrafast radiation facility that allows direct observation of the movement of atoms and molecules at the fastest speeds in the world. Osaka University has a femtosecond (10-15 sec) electron beam radiation resolution facility that allows spectroscopic analysis of decomposed materials. Since the radiation facilities of the two institutions are mutually complementary, the sharing of research results may create synergic effects. In the workshop, the world-class, cutting-edge analytical technologies and research results were intercompared for dimensional analysis of true nature of substances. □ Lim, In-cheol, the head of the Radiation Science Institute of KAERI, stated, &ldquo;In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the conventional method of developing a new material by simply combining substances has limitations, and it is more important to understand the ultimate mechanisms of substances.&rdquo; He also added, &ldquo;We will continue our efforts to strengthen international cooperation with overseas institutions in the fields of advanced fundamental technology.&rdquo; https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=5646&fileId=1 21st century Scissorhands Preparing Hybrid Composite Materials 2019-03-06 09:35:11.0 6906 5573 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=6906&menuId=MENU00718 <!--StartFragment--> - KAERI Develops 3D printing technology for preparing metal-SiC hybrid materials - Technology secured for production of essential composite materials for quaternary industries including aviation, space, energy, and environment □ Edward Scissorhands, a movie that premiered in 1991, is a 20th century Hollywood masterpiece. What is outstanding in the movie is Edward Scissorhands played by actor Johnny Depp. With scissor blades for his ten fingers, Edward trimmed the neighbor&rsquo;s hair, took care of trees in the garden, and even made ice sculpture resembling the heroine. Edward&rsquo;s marvelous skills at carving all materials into shapes are exactly the same as real objects gave the audience the feeling of reading a fantastic fairy tale. □ Recently, one Korean research team has drawn attention by opening a new horizon of 3D laser printing technology, which is the 21st century&rsquo;s scissorhands. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (acting president Baek Won-pil) announced on January 24 that it had successfully developed a &lsquo;3D printing technology for preparing metal-SiC hybrid materials&rsquo; that allows the hybridization (combining two or more functions or roles in one object) of a metal and SiC (silicon carbide). &nbsp; ㅇ SiC refers to silicon carbide, which has a hardness similar to that of diamond, tolerates a high temperature of about 1,500℃, and has an extremely high thermal conductivity. Therefore, the material has been extensively applied as a coating material for fuel rods in nuclear reactors, in engines for air planes and spacecrafts, and in highly heat-resistant structural materials for buildings. □ The essence of the technology for preparing hybrid materials is &lsquo;rapid and accurate coupling.&rsquo; Since the properties of metals and SiC are very different, the tight coupling of the materials based on the conventional melting or physical junction requires a large amount of cost and time but yields a very low accuracy. However, in the newly developed technology, a 3D laser printer precisely stacks SiC particles on a metal surface, allowing the partial coating of a surface regardless of the shape of the product. KAERI has already patented, in the middle of January, an innovative process technology for not only Korea but also the US, Japan and Europe. □ The &lsquo;metal-SiC hybrid materials&rsquo; produced by this &lsquo;coating treatment&rsquo; are drawing much attention as versatile materials for the future, because they have the durability of metal as well as the high thermal stability, hardness, and resistance to corrosion and abrasion of SiC. In particular, the materials are expected to be used to successfully compensate the durability of zirconium alloy, the metallic material used for nuclear fuel claddings, and to prevent the risk of explosion. □ KAERI has a plan to develop accident-tolerant claddings by applying the new technology and facilitate the advancement of the technology for wide application to various industries. &nbsp; ㅇ The market for composite materials, including &lsquo;metal-SiC hybrid materials&rsquo;, is continuously growing with the advent of the Fourth Industry Revolution. The domestic market size is about 600 billion KRW per year while&nbsp; the global market size is about 50 billion USD per year. □ Dr. Kim Hyun-gil of KAERI stated, 3D printing technology for preparing metal-SiC hybrid materials is an accomplishment from the technological innovation led by KAERI.&rdquo; He also added, &ldquo;since the demand for hybrid composite materials manufactured using the technology is expected to increase in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its&nbsp; technological power will be continuously strengthened for practical application to the energy, environment and aerospace industries.&rdquo; https://www.kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=5573&fileId=1