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Rosatom has listed the result for 2023 of the state programme: “Development of Engineering, Technologies & Scientific Research (RTTN Razvitii Tekhniki Tekhnologii I Nauchnikh Issledovanii) in the field of the use of atomic energy in the Russian Federation”.

Date: Saturday, 06 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-lists-results-of-science-and-technology-development-programme-11661393

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US-based General Atomics (GA) agreeing to work together to identify opportunities to collaborate on the use of advanced technologies and materials for nuclear energy supply. They will also cooperate on prospects to use ENEC’s experience in developing new nuclear builds as well as investments in GA’s advanced non-light water reactors, material production and 3D manufacturing capabilities.

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenec-and-general-atomics-to-collaborate-on-integrating-advanced-materials-with-nuclear-technologies-11633108

The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM – which reports to the Ministry of Science and ICT,) has developed a 120kV/60kW electron-beam welding system, which can weld materials with thickness of more than 100mm. KIMM says that, together with innovative technologies for manufacturing SMRs, the new technology is expected to shorten welding time and secure economic feasibility.

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskorean-institute-develops-high-power-electron-beam-welding-system-11633115

UK-based Tokamak Energy is developing new laser measurement technology to control extreme conditions inside future fusion power. Plasma temperatures inside a tokamak reach over 100m degrees Celsius. The hydrogen fuel must be closely and accurately measured by a specialist laser system to keep the hot plasma stable, hold density and maintain fusion conditions.

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstokamak-energy-to-develop-new-laser-technology-for-fusion-plant-operations-11616489

Japan’s Kyoto Fusioneering (KF) has signed a special joint research agreement on plasma heating with the National University of Tsukuba. KF will partner with Plasma Research Centre at Tsukuba University directed by Professor Mizuki Sakamoto. The main objective is to advance the technological maturity of plasma heating, one of the focus areas for KF, including the demonstration of continuous operation in low frequency gyrotrons and the development of higher power output.

Date: Saturday, 16 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskyoto-fusioneering-signs-joint-research-agreement-with-tsukuba-university-11604213

UK-based nuclear fusion company Tokamak Energy said it is developing new laser measurement technology crucial for controlling extreme conditions inside future fusion power plants and delivering clean energy to the grid.

Date: Saturday, 16 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Tokamak-Energy-developing-new-laser-technology

Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-size small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear vessel demonstrator using Local Electron-Beam Welding (LEBW). Sheffield Forgemasters Research, Design & Technology Director Jesus Talamantes-Silva said the company had achieved “a significant milestone in assembling a nuclear vessel demonstrator, using electron beam welding for the first time at this scale, with 100% success and no defects”.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssheffield-forgemasters-completes-smr-nuclear-vessel-demonstrator-11533660

Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-sized small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear vessel demonstrator assembly using Local Electron-Beam Welding (LEBW). It said the technique took less than 24 hours to complete four, thick, nuclear-grade welds, typically requiring a year of work to complete.

Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/British-company-pioneers-new-nuclear-welding-techn

Scientists at UK-based MoltexFLEX have published new research on how graphite interacts with the molten salt to be used in the company’s FLEX reactor design. Together with scientists at the University of Manchester’s Nuclear Graphite Research Group (NGRG), the researchers used x-ray micro CT scanners to investigate how tiny amounts of molten salt infiltrated pores within standard industrial grades of graphite. This was the first time such scanning has been used for this purpose.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmoltexflex-publishes-new-graphite-research-11502011

MoltexFLEX scientists worked with the University of Manchester's Nuclear Graphite Research Group to use X-ray micro CT scanners to investigate how molten salt infiltrates pores within standard industrial grades of graphite.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MoltexFLEX-publishes-research-on-graphite-interact