Collaboration Research Centers and Facilities

International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science

Yasuyoshi  NAGAI PHOTO
Head/Prof.  Yasuyoshi NAGAI    
Assoc. Prof.  Kenji KONASHI Assist. Prof.  Ai NAKAMURA
Assoc. Prof.  Takeshi TOYAMA Assist. Prof.  Yusei SHIMIZU
Assist. Prof.  Kenta YOSHIDA

Challenge of variety developments of the atomic energy study

IMR-Oarai is open to researchers all over the world for the collaborative studies using irradiated-materials and Actinoids materials, as the most leading center in the related research fi eld for more than 40 years since the foundation. Research subjects covered here include fundamental studies and R&D on fusion structural materials, high heat-fl ux materials, and a variety of functional materials, as well as engineeringoriented studies for the safety of light water reactors and basic researches supporting them. Materials studies utilizing radio-isotopes are also being conducted. In addition, actinide-based new material development and advanced nuclear fuel development are other important topics of research in this facility.

nuclear-energy related materials, nano-structural analysis, actinoids, heavy fermion

Equipment for microstructural analysis of irradiated materials: Aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope (left),
Laser-assisted three-dimensional atom probe (right)

New Tetra-arc furnace with the Czochralski puller for preparation of various compounds of Actinideelements

New Tetra-arc furnace with the Czochralski puller for preparation of various compounds of Actinideelements

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