The University of Liverpool has received funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for a project that aims to help tackle the net zero carbon target. The project, in partnership with STFC’s Scientific Computing Department, will explore how to improve Molten Salt Fast Reactors, an innovative nuclear technology that may substantially increase the sustainability of nuclear fission energy. It will investigate the impact of plating noble metals onto thermophysical and material properties of the Molten Salt Reactor components. The collaborative research team will evaluate how well the components resist corrosion and the radiation damage of the plated vessel material. Experts say this technology could also reduce proliferation risks and improve reactor safety if properly developed.
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