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Novel developments in materials informatics - COST Action Session

17 June 2024

Materials informatics is revolutionizing the field of materials science by leveraging data-driven approaches and advanced computational techniques to accelerate the discovery, development, and optimization of materials. By integrating vast amounts of experimental and computational data with machine learning and artificial intelligence, materials informatics enables researchers to predict material properties, identify novel materials, and optimize manufacturing processes with unprecedented speed and accuracy. This interdisciplinary approach not only enhances our fundamental understanding of materials but also drives innovation across various industries, from electronics and aerospace to healthcare and sustainable energy solutions. As we continue to face global challenges, materials informatics stands at the forefront, offering powerful tools to develop the next generation of advanced materials and technologies.

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR, June 18th, A novel approach for developing interatomic potentials in magnetic materials

06 June 2024

The use of atomistic simulations is extremely helpful in analysing the thermodynamics in metallic systems. DFT-based methods provide a powerful tool to describe phase stability, enthalpy and/or magnetic configurations, but are constrained to small systems due to a large computational cost.

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR, June 4th, R&D on Fusion Materials at Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

27 May 2024

The talk will provide an overview of activities held by Belgian Nuclear Research Center (SCK CEN). Then, the Fusion R&D programme carried over last 10 years will be presented. And finally, the current vision and near future infrastructural developments at SCK CEN will be presented

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Plasma Materials Interactions & Diagnostics Symposium

21 May 2024

NOMATEN hosts a Symposium on Plasma Materials Interactions and Diagnostics from May 21-23, 2024. This hybrid event offers in-person and virtual participation options, aiming to bridge scientific collaborations between Poland and the EU. We are honored to feature Dr. Marcin Jakubowski from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Dr. Andrea Sand from Aalto University, Dr. Christophe Ortiz from CIEMAT, Dr. Miroslaw Zlobinski from Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Dr. Roman Zagórski from National Centre for Nuclear Research  as a distinguished speakers.

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR, May 21st, Spectroscopic approach to PDC materials designed for corrosion resistance, energy storage, catalysis, etc.

17 May 2024

Polymer derived ceramics, PDCs, are a group of silicon-based ceramic materials that are gaining increasing interest. The most common ones are carbide, oxycarbide, oxynitride, or silicon nitride. They are characterized by high thermomechanical stability, oxidation and chemical resistance, as well as bioactive and catalytic properties. These materials are obtained based on the pyrolysis of preceramic precursors, most often organosilicon polymers. Thanks to this approach...

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR, May 14th, Irradiation embrittlement investigation and modelling in structural nuclear materials

07 May 2024

Structural nuclear materials are subjected to neutron irradiation at elevated temperature, thereby affecting the operational lifetime of various critical reactor components. Dose-dependent material damage directly depends on dislocation-mediated plasticity mechanisms and their interactions with the irradiation defect microstructures, in the form of interstitial and vacancy clusters. Corresponding plastic strain spreading mechanisms...

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NOMATEN ONLINE-SEMINAR April 30: Future Opportunities of Lignin derived Advanced Materials

23 April 2024

As we head towards 2030 and 55% carbon emission reduction targets with the ultimate goal of net zero carbon by 2050. It has become evident that materials and the source of such materials will play a key role for future generations of devices and products. This along with the depletion of petroleum resources and their associated environmental... 

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NOMATEN ONLINE-SEMINAR April 16: Irradiation effects in Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) steels

08 April 2024

Oxide dispersion-strengthened materials are reinforced by a (Y, Ti, O) nano-oxide dispersion and thus can be considered as nanostructured materials. Designed to serve in extreme environment – i.e., a nuclear power plant – the challenge for ODS steels is to preserve the nano-oxide dispersion under irradiation in order to maintain the excellent creep properties of the alloy in the reactor. Under irradiation...

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR, APRIL 2nd, Results from characterization of Barsebäck 2 RPV weld materials

25 March 2024

The talk describes the investigations on high-Ni, high-Mn and low-Cu weld metals from the decommissioned Barsebäck 2 boiling water reactor (BWR) reactor pressure vessel (RPV). The reactor pressure vessel head (RPVH) weld and axial and circumferential beltline welds of the Barsebäck 2 RPV have been studied. The investigations includ...

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Visit to companies in Pomerania

21 March 2024

The CoE NOMATEN team (NCBJ + VTT) on March 13-15, 2024 visited companies in the Gdańsk Pomerania region that implement numerous energy projects, including nuclear energy, solutions in the field of renewable energy sources and a sustainable energy system in the country and in Europe. Another on-site visit of CoE NOMATEN directly to production plants was aimed at presenting the research and design capabilities of the NOMATEN Center and encouraging companies to implement joint research and implementation projects in the field of energy solutions and material technologies.

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