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Czech scientists have received a US patent for their discovery that a polycrystalline-diamond coating can significantly protect fuel rods against corrosion during both normal reactor operation and accidents. Researchers from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University (CTU CIIRC) and the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (FZU AV ČR) obtained an EU patent for the technology in April last year.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2021
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Czech-solution-to-fuel-rod-corrosion-receives-US-p