Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NOMATEN (Centre of Excellence in Multifunctional Materials for Industrial and Medical Applications)
Reporting period: 2019-11-01 to 2021-01-31
Apart of scientific goals the Centre should also act as an example of modern organization of the research laboratory and a model of a national organization perfectly integrated within the European Research Area. To fulfill these tasks we are closely collaborating with an increasing number of research institutions (currently 7), industrial partners (now 6) and governmental institutions and agencies (3). Presentations of the CoE concept are spread among research partners pointing to the advantages and benefits related to participation in European projects.
The importance of these studies is related mainly with the development of new technologies for nuclear industry (e.g. IV Generation of nuclear reactors), chemical and power engineering where the increase of process temperatures and need for a synthesis of new products are of paramount importance and in the development of new radiopharmaceuticals by irradiation of targets in nuclear reactors or cyclotrons. These aspects cover the axes of energy production for the next generations, effective use of the resources on Earth and health. The importance of these topics for society is obvious as well as the fact, that these topics are undoubtedly valid today and in the foreseeable future.