The first school of the INSPYRE project, focused on the Generation IV reactors fuel cycle, was organised jointly with the GENIORS project (GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies) from May 13th to 17th, 2019 at the Delft University of Technology in the city of Delft (The Netherlands).
The school, designed for graduate students, young scientists and professionals, gave a comprehensive overview of the nuclear fuel cycle for next generation nuclear reactors.
It covered key aspects of chemistry, physics and materials science involved at each stage of the fuel cycle, with a particular focus on the challenges of oxide fuels.
36 participants attended the school, and 25 speakers gave lectures in their respective domains of expertise.
COURSES AND TUTORIALS
The courses and tutorials included Generation IV systems and closed fuel cycles, fuel manufacturing and qualification, detailed fuel characterization, in-reactor behaviour, multiscale modelling, fuel performance codes, fuel reprocessing and recycling. In addition, the participants visited the reactor and experimental halls of the Reactor Institute Delft (RID)