Advanced SiC/SiC Composite Materials for Fourth Generation Gas Cooled Fast Reactors
As one of the most important breakthrough in the field of SiC/SiC composite materials, the new process called Nano-powder Infiltration and Transient Eutectoid (NITE) Process has been developed. The outstanding total properties of the NITE SiC/SiC composites are presented. Then, the current efforts to make attractive GFR based on the NITE SiC/SiC composites and the technology R & D to make reactor components with the NITE SiC/SiC composites are provided together with our efforts on innovative reactor designs.
Hai-Doo Kim, Hua-Tay Lin and Michael J. Hoffmann
A. Kohyama, "Advanced SiC/SiC Composite Materials for Fourth Generation Gas Cooled Fast Reactors", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 287, pp. 16-21, 2005