M3AlC2 MAX phases for nuclear applications

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Mn+1AXn phases (M = early transition metal; A = group 13-16 element and X = C or N) exhibit high temperature and radiation resistance. Hence, they can be potentially used in nuclear applications such as fuel cladding. Here, using density functional theory calculations we are investigating the intrinsic defect processes of a range of new M3AlC2 phases. We are discussing the findings with the recent available experimental results and based on the intrinsic defect reactions we examine which compositions can be employed for nuclear fuel cladding and the storage of nuclear waste.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2017
EventPost-docs In Nuclear Energy 2017 - The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20177 Sept 2017


ConferencePost-docs In Nuclear Energy 2017
Abbreviated titlePINE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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