The future of nuclear power
NPL materials scientists Alan Dinsdale and Lindsay Chapman have published an article on the NPL co-ordinated EMRP project 'Metrology for New Generation Nuclear Power Plants', or 'MetroFission' for short.
The article appeared in Materials World, a member magazine of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, dedicated to the engineered materials industry.
The article, 'Metrofission: the future', describes research carried out at NPL on the development of thermodynamic data for nuclear fuels and on the understanding of high temperature thermophysical properties of materials for use in new nuclear power plant designs.
This work contributes to the MetroFission project's overall aim of providing a measurement framework to support the development, construction and operation of a new generation of nuclear power plants in Europe.
Members of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining can read the full article.
The Metrology for New Nuclear Power Plants (MetroFission) project is funded through the European Metrology Research Programme and is a collaborative effort between 12 major European National Measurement Institutes, led by NPL.
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