Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials
Materials for safe and sustainable nuclear energy

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Our vision and values

Nuclear energy supplies secure and reliable electricity, as well as heat, with very limited CO2 footprint, at stable and comparably low prices. Two main issues remain to make it a fully sustainable energy source, namely remove accident and proliferation risks and reduce nuclear waste in quantity, hazard and lifespan.
Full sustainability can be achieved by deploying nuclear reactors of


fourth generation (GenIV), along with the necessary fuel cycle facilities to extract the reusable components of the fuel. These systems increase by almost two orders of magnitude the utilization of the fuel and equally reduce the radiotoxicity and lifetime of the waste.
The performance of nuclear reactor materials (especially structural and fuel) is essential for the


development of sustainable nuclear energy.
Materials in GenIV reactors will be exposed to higher temperatures and higher irradiation levels than today’s light-water reactors. Fast reactors also use non-aqueous coolants, for which the full compatibility of materials needs to be guaranteed.


The objective of the EERA JPNM is to improve safety and sustainability of nuclear energy by focusing on materials aspects


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