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Stefan RITTER
Paul Scherrer Institut
Nuclear Energy and Safety Research Department
Lab for Nuclear Materials
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

Tel: +41-56 310 29 83
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Vice-Chairman:

Prof. Damien FÉRON
CEA-Saclay
"Service of Corrosion" SCCME
Batiment 458 - PC50
91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex
France

Tel: +33-1-69 08 20 65
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EFC Working Party 4: Nuclear Corrosion

 

Mission:

  • To provide links between European teams and EU-funded programs in the nuclear corrosion field, with an opening on to the world;
  • To initiate and stimulate opportunities of exchange of scientific and technical subjects related to nuclear corrosion, particularly on today's main nuclear research areas (waste systems, water reactors, generation IV and fusion reactors);
  • To promote corrosion science and technical developments through events such as seminars, workshops, publications, etc.
     

NEWs:

  • The 2017 Henri Coriou Award for outstanding contributions to corrosion science and engineering in the nuclear field was given to Prof. Hannu Hänninen, Aalto University, Finland, during EUROCORR/ICC 2017 in Prague:

    Short CV: He started his career in 1980 with his Ph.D. in physical metallurgy, from Helsinki University of Technology and at VTT Technical Research Centre Finland, where he mostly stayed. He has been a very active member in the nuclear corrosion community for four decades and is about to retire from the Department of Engineering Design and Production at the School of Engineering of Aalto University in Finland, where he is/was head of the Engineering Materials research group. He made significant contributions and initiated and successfully managed many large projects in both, the field of EAC & EAF of LWR structural materials and of waste container corrosion in final repositories for nuclear waste. Fusion and GEN-IV topics complement his broad nuclear corrosion portfolio. Furthermore, he was active in academic teaching and education for more than three decades and, in this function has supervised more than 40 PhD students and many Post-Docs. He was and is an active member in many international working groups and committees in the nuclear (corrosion) field, e.g., as Chairman and Working Group Leader in the International Cooperative Group on Environmentally-Assisted Cracking of Water Reactor Materials (ICG-EAC) or as an expert at the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste.

     

    EFC-WP4-HenriCoriouAward-2017

  • WP 4 Oral and Poster Prizes awarded during EUROCORR/ICC 2017 in Prague:

    The prize for the best oral presentation of the 2017 Nuclear Corrosion Session has been awarded to: `Hydrogen trapping by irradiation-induced defects in 316L stainless steel`, by Anne-Cécile Bach, CEA, France (see photo); co-authors: Frantz Martin (CEA, France), Cécilie Duhamel (MINES ParisTech, France), Stéphane Perrin (CEA, France), François Jomard (CNRS, France), Jérôme Crepin (MINES ParisTech, France).

    The paper can be downloaded from here.

      EFC-WP4-OralWinner2017

    The prize for the best poster presentation of the 2017 Nuclear Corrosion Session has been awarded to: `Effect of dissolved oxygen on flow-accelerated corrosion in neutral and alkaline solutions`, by Kazutoshi Fujiwara, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry - CRIEPI, Japan (see photo); co-authors: Kimitoshi Yoneda, Fumio Inada, (both CRIEPI, Japan).

    The paper can be downloaded from here.

     

    EFC-WP4-PosterWinner2017

  • The workshop on '50 years of Working Party Nuclear Corrosion', held during EUROCORR/ICC 2017 in Prague was a great success with nine excellent invited talks covering many nuclear corrosion topics:

    EFC-WP4-EUROCORR2017-50YearsWS

 
Events and Workshops:

  • 7th Int. Workshop on Long-Term Prediction of Corrosion Damage in Nuclear Waste Systems (LongTermCorr 2019)

    Nancy, France, 2019 (date to be announced later)
  • 2nd Int. Nuclear Corrosion Summer School (NuCoSS-19)
    Organised in cojunction with the H2020 project MEACTOS
    Summer 2019 (date and location to be announced later)

 
Minutes from meetings:

 

Working Party activities & History:

 

Recent WP 4 publications:

Upcoming WP 4 publications:

  • Special issue on selected papers from the Nuclear Corrosion sessions of EUROCORR 2015 & 2016 in the Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology Journal

    To appear September/October 2017
  • EFC Green Book on '50 years of nuclear corrosion'
    Based on the WS during EUROCORR 2017
    To appear in 2019
     

Past Prizes awarded by the WP 4:

  • Henri Coriou Award:

    2016: Prof. David Tice, Amec Foster Wheeler, UK (short CV & photo)
  • Best oral presentations during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2016:
    1st: 'Using tapered specimen to study the effect of hydrogen on SCC initiation in Alloy 182 under BWR condition', by Juxing Bai, Stefan Ritter, Hans-Peter Seifert (all Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland), and Sannakaisa Virtanen (University of Erlangen, Germany); 2nd: 'Pitting corrosion modelling by means of a stochastic cellular automata based model', by Cristian Felipe Pérez-Brokate (CEA , France), Dung di Caprio (CNRS - Chimie ParisTech, France), Damien Féron (CEA, France), Jacques de Lamare (CEA, France), and Annie Chaussé (Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, France)
  • Best oral presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2015:
    'In situ imaging of corrosion processes in nuclear fuel cladding', by Alice Laferrere, Robert Burrows (National Nuclear Laboratory, UK), Ron Clark, Carol Glover, Geraint Williams (University of Swansea, UK), Oliver Payton, Loren Picco (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Best poster presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2015:
    'High temperature oxidation of 9-12% Cr materials P91 and P92 in supercritical conditions (25 MPa, 600°C)', by Zuzana Skoumalová, Jaroslav Burda (ÚJV Řež a.s., CZ)
  • Best oral presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2014:
    'Intergranular oxidation of Alloy 600 exposed to simulated PWR primary water', by Jacqueline Caballero Hinostroza, Jérôme Crépin, Thierry Couvant and Cécilie Duhamel (Centre des Matériaux-Mines ParisTech and EDF R&D, France)
  • Best poster presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2014:
    'Investigation of the temperature effect on the oxide layer formed on Alloy 182 in simulated PWR environment', by Renato de Mendonça, Rik-Wouter Bosch and Wouter Van Renterghem (CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education, Brazil and SCK-CEN, Belgium)
  • Best poster presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2013:
    'Effects of chloride and sulphate ions on the corrosion of Alloy 800 steam generator tube', by Fabio A. Mansur, Monica Maria A.M. Schvartzman, Pedro Henrique B.O. Nogueira, Marco Antonio Dutra Quinan (Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear, Brazil)

 

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