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

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

Laure MARTINELLI
CEA Saclay
Laboratoire de Modélisation, de Thermodynamique
et de Thermochimie SCCME
91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex
France

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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:

  • WP 4 Oral and Poster Prizes awarded during EUROCORR 2019 in Seville:

    The prize for the best oral presentation of the 2019 Nuclear Corrosion Session has been awarded to Annesha Das, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India (see photo) for the presentation ‘Effect of surface preparation on oxidation of austenitic SS 304L in high temperature water’; co-authors: Supratik Roychowdhury, Vivekanand Kain (BARC, Mumbai, India). The paper can be downloaded from: here.

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    The prize for the best poster presentation of the 2019 Nuclear Corrosion Session has been awarded to Sriharitha Rowthu, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland (see photo) for the poster ‘Assessment of the Pt nanoparticle distribution on oxidized stainless steel surfaces by electrochemical techniques’; co-authors: Yu-Wei Yeh, Pascal V. Grundler, Stefan Ritter (all PSI, Switzerland), Reuben Holmes (NNL, UK). The poster can be downloaded from: here.

      EFC-WP4-PosterWinner2019
         
  • Excellent Nuclear Corrosion Session during EUROCORR 2019 in Seville:

    We can look back to a very interesting and large nuclear corrosion session during the EUROCORR in Seville with 46 oral and 12 poster presentations. The start of the session focussed mostly on environmentally-assisted cracking of Ni-base alloys and was dedicated to Loa Gómez-Briceño (CIEMAT, Spain, see left photo below) who started her well-deserved retirement right after the conference. The session then continued with fuel cladding and flow-accelerated corroion topics and the whole Wednesday was dealing with corrosion issues in nuclear waste disposal systems. On the Thursday, different nuclear corrosion topics were presented before we finished the session with the Fall Business Meeting of WP 4.

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  • Summer School on Nuclear Corrosion 2019 - NuCoSS-19:

    Last July, in a beautiful alpine resort in Slovenia, the second edition of the Nuclear Corrosion Summer School – NuCoSS-19 (the first one being held in 2015) was organised by the WP4 in co-operation with a Horizon 2020 EU project (MEACTOS, www.meactos.eu). It was a great success with 37 attendees (25 students and 12 scientists or engineers) and 12 lecturers from 15 countries, even from outside Europe (Canada, South Korea and USA). Also thanks to the perfect preparation by the local host (Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute – ZAG) it became a memorable event, not only from a technical/scientific point of view.

    The EFC has sponsored three scholarships to PhD students (from left to right: Kamila Wilczynska (France), David Kumar (UK), Lindsay Braithwaite(Canada)), based on criteria of excellence, to enable them to be exempted from accommodation and registration fees. To this scholarship a prize in the form of a book was added. To Kamila it was already handed over by Laure Martinelli (WP4 Vice-Chair) and Damien Féron (WCO President): see picture.

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  • The 2019 Henri Coriou Award for outstanding contributions to corrosion science and engineering in the nuclear field has been given to Hans-Peter Seifert, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, during the Nuclear Corrosion Summer School 2019, in July; see the photograph, left: Stefan Ritter (WP4 Chair), middle: Hans-Peter Seifert, right: Damien Féron (WCO President):

    HenriCoriouAward-2019_MedalWinner

    Short CV: Hans-Peter Seifert (Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zürich, Switzerland) is currently Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Nuclear Materials, Leader of the Structural Integrity Group and Manager of the INTEGER research program on material ageing at the Paul Scherrer Institute. His areas of specialization are: environmentally-assisted cracking of LWR structural materials, corrosion and electrochemistry in high-temperature water, ageing mechanisms and structural integrity of LWR primary pressure boundary components and reactor internals. He has more than 20 years of experience in environmentally-assisted cracking and fatigue and has initiated and led many large projects in this field. He is very well-known in the international nuclear corrosion community. His work on stress corrosion cracking contributed to the understanding of the phenomena and therefore helped to further increase the safety of PWRs and BWRs, not only in Switzerland but also in the rest of Europe and in the US.

 
Events and Workshops:

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

    19 - 21 November 2019, Nancy, France; EFC Event No. 443
    Organised by D. Féron (CEA), D. Crusset (ANDRA) and CEFRACOR
    Website: link
     

Minutes from meetings:

 

Working Party activities & History:

 

Recent WP 4 publications:

Upcoming WP 4 publications:

  • EFC Green Book on '50 years of nuclear corrosion'
    Based on the WS during EUROCORR 2017
    To appear in 2020
     

Past Prizes awarded by the WP 4:

  • Henri Coriou Award (CVs & photos of all: click here):
    2016: Prof. David Tice, Wood, UK
    2017: Prof. Hannu Hänninen, Aalto University, Finland
    2018: Dr. Gérard Pinard Legry, Consultant, France
  • Best oral presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2018: ‘Simulation of C-Ring, O-Ring and tensile ring specimens for Iodine induced SCC experiments on zirconium alloy’ by Kamila Wilczynska, CEA & INP Grenoble, France; co-authors: Matthew Bono (CEA, France), David Le Boulch (CEA, France), Marion Fregonese (INSA de Lyon, France), Valérie Chabretou (Framatome, France), Nathanael Mozzani (EdF, France), Martin Rautenberg (EdF, France). The paper can be downloaded from: here.
  • Best poster presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2018: ‘Investigation of the effects of irradiation on corrosive environments using in-situ electrochemical measurements during gamma-ray irradiation’ by Sato Tomonori, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan; co-author: Fumiyoshi Ueno (JAEA, Japan). The poster can be downloaded from: here.
  • Best oral presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2017:
    'Hydrogen trapping by irradiation-induced defects in 316L stainless steel', by Anne-Cécile Bach, CEA, France; 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.
  • Best poster presentation during the Nuclear Corrosion Session at EUROCORR 2017:
    '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.
  • 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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