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Future European union needs in material research reactors - FEUNMARR. Final synthesis report

Project ID: FIR1-CT-2001-20122
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C

Abstract

Discussions among the FEUNMARR project members concerning future EU needs for Material Test Reactors (MTRs) produced the following main conclusions:
- There will be a need for MTR experimental capabilities as long as nuclear power retains a significant share in the mix of energy production sources;
- For current generation reactors, MTRs represent an invaluable resource to assess new materials, to explore modified operational conditions and to address design basis safety;
- For new generation reactors, MTRs will be needed both for on-going support to evolutionary designs and for more fundamental assessments of more innovative designs;
- MTRs will be used also for nuclear fusion and spallation reactor technology. Some of these future systems will require high energy neutron flux.

The FEUNMARR project members believe that at least one new European MTR should be in operation in about a decade from now.

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Record Number: 2118 / Last updated on: 2003-09-09
Category: PROJ
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