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Rosatom will conduct research on Russian nuclear fuel materials in Czech Republic

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 2, 2019
TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom and Czech research center Řež (Centrum výzkumu Řež s.r.o.; CVŘ) have signed an agreement on cooperation in materials science studies and research.
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On the grounds of the agreement, Czech scientists will provide experiments on irradiation of nuclear construction materials in the CVŘ research reactor and also accomplish pre-irradiation and post-irradiation studies.

The research will focus on behavior studies of construction materials of nuclear fuel assemblies including zirconium, chrome-nickel and steel alloys, as well as some other prominent materials.

Such studies are provided in order to validate operational characteristics of Russian-made nuclear fuel.

CVŘ infrastructure includes a light water research reactor, technological water loops modeling conditions of various reactor types, hot and medium-hot cells for irradiated materials analysis and also a number of certified laboratories for mechanical and structural research of irradiated and non-irradiated materials.