Accident-Tolerant Materials for Light Water Reactor Fuels

Accident-Tolerant Materials for Light Water Reactor Fuels

1st Edition - January 10, 2020

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  • Editor: Raul Rebak
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128175033
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175040

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Accident Tolerant Materials for Light Water Reactor Fuels provides a description of what an accident tolerant fuel is and the benefits and detriments of each concept. The book begins with an introduction to nuclear power as a renewable energy source and the current materials being utilized in light water reactors. It then moves on to discuss the recent advancements being made in accident tolerant fuels, reviewing the specific materials, their fabrication and implementation, environmental resistance, irradiation behavior, and licensing requirements. The book concludes with a look to the future of new power generation technologies. It is written for scientists and engineers working in the nuclear power industry and is the first comprehensive work on this topic.

Key Features

  • Introduces the fundamental description of accident tolerant fuel, including fabrication and implementation
  • Describes both the benefits and detriments of the various Accident Tolerant Fuel concepts
  • Includes information on the process of materials selection with a discussion of how and why specific materials were chosen, as well as why others failed


Scientists and engineers working for nuclear power plants; industries supporting nuclear power plants; national labs; and students and professors from nuclear engineering and materials science and engineering disciplines

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction – Nuclear Power is Green
    2. Status of materials in light water reactors. Why do we need a materials renewal?
    3. Current Development of Accident Tolerant Fuels Worldwide
    4. FeCrAl – Iron Chromium Aluminium alloys
    5. Coatings for Zirconium Alloys
    6. Silicon Carbide and Ceramics
    7. Next Generation of Power Reactors
    8. Looking to the future

Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: January 10, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128175033
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175040

About the Editor

Raul Rebak

Raul B. Rebak studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Misiones and then received a national scholarship to work at the Argentine Commission of Atomic Energy. He attended The Ohio State University’s Materials Science program where he received a PhD degree in corrosion and metallurgy. From 1996 to 2000 he worked as a corrosion engineer at Haynes International in Indiana and from 2001 to 2007 at the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Since 2007, Dr. Rebak has served as a corrosion scientists at GE Global Research Center in Schenectady, NY where he provides his experience in corrosion science and corrosion engineering applications in areas such as nuclear, oil and gas, energy storage, aviation, etc. Dr. Rebak has over 30 years’ experience in the corrosion and energy industry and has published over 250 technical articles in corrosion. He is a member of ASTM International, NACE International, ASM International, TMS, etc. He is a Fellow of NACE International and The Corrosion Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

GE Global Research, USA

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