2. Systems for Nuclear Power Industry
SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY
RNDr. Radomír Pánek, Ph.D.
Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS
- To address key physical and technological problems associated with the implementation of the ITER reactor and future fusion devices
- To develop new materials, which can withstand extreme conditions in the generation IV reactors and fusion reactors
- To develop new methods for determination of seismic hazard of nuclear installations
- To determine missing data for nuclear reactions in advanced nuclear facilities
- To prepare the next generation of experts for research and operation of the future nuclear installations, especially in the area of nuclear fusion
- To define the main social aspects of nuclear power
Participating CAS Institutes
Institute of Plasma Physics
Nuclear Physics Institute
Institute of Physics of Materials
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics
Institute of Sociology
Research Centre Řež
Institute of Nuclear Research
Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC)
NETME Centre (New technologies in engineering)
Czech and foreign universities and other institutes
Czech Republic in its long-term plan for energy supply security counts on nuclear energy as an essential component of the energy mix and defines the need for research in both advanced fission generation IV reactors, as well as in the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion. Many of the problems associated with the development of generation IV fission reactors with high passive safety is similar to problems associated with development of the fusion reactor, e.g. in terms of materials hardiness to high neutron fluxes, low material activation etc.
The difficulties and problems associated with the development of fusion reactor require joint efforts and resources not only within Europe but also worldwide. In accordance, the National priorities of oriented research, experimental development and innovation introduce a specific objective – participation in international R&D activities in the area of thermonuclear fusion. The character of the joint effort requires both the long-term strategy and the proper position of the Czech research at European and world scene with emphasis on those areas where our research institutions and industry can significantly contribute.