EERA Joint Programme Nuclear Materials (JPNM)
The objective of this EERA JP - Nuclear Materials is to identify key priority topics and funding opportunities with the purpose of supporting in an efficient way the development and optimisation of a sustainable nuclear energy. The goals and the timescale of the EERA JPNM have been defined in order to support the development of innovative fast neutron and nuclear waste transmutation systems. This allows the fuel cycle to be closed and the energy output from the fuel to be substantially increased, while improving the management of high level radioactive waste through transmutation processes. The operating conditions envisaged for those new systems are demanding and will impact the performance of the structural and clad materials, meaning that the safety and the feasibility of most of the nuclear reactor concepts will depend crucially on the nuclear materials.