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.
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 2017|
|Event||Post-docs In Nuclear Energy 2017 - The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom|
Duration: 6 Sep 2017 → 7 Sep 2017
|Conference||Post-docs In Nuclear Energy 2017|
|Abbreviated title||PINE 2017|
|Period||6/09/17 → 7/09/17|