MIMOSA Summer School on MSR

FEES & REGISTRATION

As of 20 February 2024, the maximum number of participants has been reached. Candidates who sign up hereafter will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a spot becomes available.

  • Registration is free for participants affiliated to MIMOSA partner organizations (up to a limit of 40 participants).
  • External participants will need to pay a fee of 160 EUR to cover coffee, lunch and the dinner that is included in the programme (up to a limit of 20 participants).
  • All participants will need to cover travel to Delft, accommodation and meals not included in the programme.
  • To register, please fill in and send the dedicated form. TU Delft will review the request and confirm registration by e-mail. Instructions for payment of the registration fees (160 EUR) by bank transfer will be provided with the e-mail confirmation to external participants.

Contact: mimosasummerschool2024@tudelft.nl

Monday, 8 July 2024

13.00 – 13.10 Welcome address and practical information
13.10 – 13.20 MIMOSA introduction
Introduction & opportunities for the MSR technology
13.20 – 14.00 Introduction (Gen-IV reactors, MSR history, MSR fuel cycle, fluorides versus chlorides ..)
14.00 – 14.20 Coupling fast chloride MSR with La Hague for the conversion of actinides – a new paradigm
14.15 – 15.00 Multi-recycling scenario analysis and roadmapping, and what can MSR’s do here
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
MSR reactor physics (part I)
15.30 – 16.15 MSR basics: designs, operation, safety aspects (system overview)
16.15– 17.00 MSR neutronics and isotopic evolution of fuel salt (including Cl salts vs F salts and reprocessing)
17.00– 17.30 Talk from start-up company 1 (Thorizon): Pathway to commercialisation and licensing process


Tuesday, 9 July 2024

MSR reactor physics (part II)
9.00 – 9.45 MSR thermal hydraulics
9.45 – 10.30 MSR multi-physics simulations
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Practicals on reactor physics with the LiCore system code to illustrate the behaviour of MSR
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
Salt synthesis, thermochemical and thermo-physical properties
13.30 – 14.15 Synthesis of actinide chlorides for MSR fuel
14.15 – 15.00 Thermochemistry (Basic of phase diagrams, experimental techniques for melting, heat capacity)
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Practicals on thermodynamic modelling
17.00 – 17.45 Thermophysical Property measurements (density, viscosity, thermal conductivity)
18.00 – 20.00 Poster session + walk-in dinner


Wednesday, 10 July 2024

MSR Structural materials: corrosion, mechanical properties, and irradiation damage
9.00 – 9.45 MSR options for structural materials: an introduction (including alloys and ceramics)
9.45 – 10.30 Basics of Electrochemistry and Salt corrosion of materials (experiments, models, mitigation methods), including post characterization techniques
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.45 Mitigation of corrosion in the frame of MSR (interactive course)
11.45– 12.30 Mechanical properties of structural materials in a MSR
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.15 Radiation damage in structural materials (general introduction)
14.15 – 15.00 Out-of-pile studies: Coupled irradiation-corrosion studies with protrons
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.15 In-pile studies: Neutron irradiation experiments in the HFR (SALIENT) and PIE
16.15 – 17.00 Practical exercises on radiation damage
17.00– 17.30 Talk from start-up company 2 (Seaborg): Experimental corrosion studies under static and dynamic conditions


Thursday, 11 July 2024

Reprocessing, back-end of the fuel cycle
9.00 – 9.45 General introduction on reprocessing options and back-end of the fuel cycle, focus on MSR
9.45 – 10.30 Hydrometallurgical process @ La Hague
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Pyrometallurgical processes and separation techniques (e.g. electrochemical extraction): experiments and modelling / Practical exercises on electrochemistry
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
Visits
13.30 – 17.00 Excursion


Friday, 12 July 2024

Production and recovery of valuable isotopes for other applications
9.00 – 9.30 Identification of valuable isotopes (noble gases, rare earths, Pt group metals) for other technological applications, and methods of separation/purification
9.30 – 10.15 Separation and purification of noble metals and noble gases by flotation process
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 12.00 Round-up presentation with future outlook on MSR developments
12.00 – 12.30 Closure of the school, including best poster prize