Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Nuclear Materials

Pavel Tsvetkov

Texas A&M University


Light Water Reactors Radiation Damage Accident Tolerant Fuels Novel Materials Fusion Reactor Structural Integrity Radiation Environment Performance Metrics 3D Printing Technologies Quality Control Actinides Medical Isotopes

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About the book

Advancements in the nuclear technology state of the art are inherently linked to advancements in related materials developments, manufacturing and ultimate availability for applications. This book aims to provide an opportunity to explore contemporary and emerging frontiers in nuclear materials. The book scope is envisioned to cover topics ranges from fundamentals to such applied topics as accident tolerant nuclear fuels and materials performance in various radiation environments to nuclear materials management. Articles on materials compatibility, corrosion and radiation damage survey developments of paramount importance for current and novel nuclear systems and applications. The book covers nuclear fission and fusion domains. Manufacturing options and performance evaluations metrics and methods can also be included. Readers are expected to gain insights into the status of nuclear materials, underlying challenges, paradigm-shifting breakthroughs and trailblazers. The discussion of nuclear materials goes beyond nuclear energy to every day nuclear material uses. Let’s look into the art of nuclear materials, fundamentals and applications to create and design new nuclear energy systems and enhance the contemporary technologies!

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 26th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 12th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: July 31st 2020

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Expected publication date: September 29th 2020

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About the editor

Pavel Tsvetkov

Texas A&M University

Dr. Tsvetkov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University. He has Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute (TU), Russia. His research program is focused on novel energy systems meeting global growing needs in sustainable resources. The project portfolio since 2005 includes direct energy conversion, waste management efforts to dramatically reduce nuclear waste via irradiations in high temperature reactors and fast spectrum systems, novel reactor designs, dry cask evaluations (loading, dry cask studies, longevity), and next generation instrumentation and control efforts to develop control algorithms, novel sensors based on fiberoptics, full scope simulators for security assessments, data analysis and reconstruction for nuclear security applications, nuclear criticality safety. Dr. Tsvetkov is a member of ANS, ASME, ASEE, Alpha Nu Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. At A&M, he serves as the graduate program advisor for Nuclear Engineering. He published over 300 papers in peer journals, conference proceedings and reports as well as served as an editor and major contributor for 11 books on energy, environment and nuclear energy. Dr. Tsvetkov has 2 patents pending on reactor design and energy conversion.

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