Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this TLP you should be able to:

  • understand the basic physics behind nuclear fission;
  • describe the common features of nuclear reactors;
  • understand the various neutron cross-sections;
  • explain the mechanisms of radiation damage, and its consequences, particularly for structural steels;
  • understand the material problems associated with extreme conditions, in particular large radiation fluxes;
  • explain the materials selection for the components at the heart of a nuclear reactor:
    • moderators;
    • control rods;
    • cladding.