The open-access journal Nuclear Materials and Energy is devoted to the growing field of research for material application in the production of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Materials and Energy is supported scientifically by the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching.

The emphasis of the journal is on materials employed in reactors where they are exposed to extreme environments in terms of radiation, temperature and corrosive conditions. The main topics are:

  • Fusion reactor materials, including plasma-facing components, such as divertors, limiters blankets, and the first wall.
  • Material erosion and transport in the boundary of fusion plasmas and its effect on the incident plasma conditions.
  • Interaction of plasmas, ion beams, electron beams and intense heat fluxes with materials with emphasis on lifetime, tritium retention and permeation, and structural stability.
  • Fission reactor materials, including fuels, cladding, moderator, control rods, core structures, pressure vessels, but excluding fuel cycle from mining to nuclear waste.
  • Fusion and fission reactor materials enduring radiation doses at very high temperature far beyond the capability of materials now available for components.
  • Materials behaviour in the interaction with reactor coolants during normal operation and in accidental conditions.
  • Materials behaviour addressing the release of fuel, activated dust and reaction products during accidental conditions, and the physical and chemical interactions of reactor core and containment materials.
  • Neutron and charged particle radiation effects in materials, including defects, gas retention and permeation, transmutations, microstructural changes, phase changes and macroscopic properties.

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

  • Joachim Roth
    Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany

Editorial Board Members

  • V. Alimov
    Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry RAS, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • V. Barabash
    ITER, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • M. Barrachin
    Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, Fontenay aux Roses, France
  • S. Brezinsek
    Research Centre Jülich, Julich, Germany
  • J. Busby
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Materials Science and Technology Division, Enka, North Carolina, United States
  • N. Clavier
    Institute of Separative Chemistry Marcoule Laboratory of Sonochemistry in Complex Fluids, Bagnols sur Ceze, France
  • R. Doerner
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States
  • M. Ferraris
    Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy
  • H. Greuner
    Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
  • Y. Hatano
    University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
  • Q. Huang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Plasma Physics, Hefei, China
  • N.C. Hyatt
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • A. Ibarra
    Research Centre for Energy Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain
  • W. Jacob
    Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
  • C. Journeau
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Nuclear Energy Department, Saclay, France
  • Y-S. Kim
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Wisconsin, United States
  • A. Kimura
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • R. Kolasinsky
    Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • R. J. M. Konings PhD
    European Commission Joint Research Centre Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • B. Lee
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • A. Leenaers
    Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Mol, Belgium
  • J. Linke
    Research Centre Jülich, Julich, Germany
  • C. Linsmeier
    Research Centre Jülich, Julich, Germany
  • T. Loarer
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Cadarache Centre, St Paul les Durance, France
  • G-H. Lu
    Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • G-N. Luo
    Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Plasma Physics, Hefei, China
  • L. Malerba
    Research Centre for Energy Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain
  • I. Mazul
    D V Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus JSC, Sankt Peterburg, Russian Federation
  • A. Möslang
    Helmholtz Nuclear Research Centre Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • T. Muroga
    National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan
  • J. Noirot
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Paris, France
  • F. Onimus
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Nuclear Energy Department, Saclay, France
  • M. Pouchon
    Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
  • M. Rieth
    Helmholtz Nuclear Research Centre Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • C. Rosales
    Centre of Studies and Technical Research, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
  • A. Sabau
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
  • M. Shimada
    Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
  • A. Spitsyn
    National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • D. Staicu
  • R.E. Stoller
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
  • P. Tabares
    Research Centre for Energy Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain
  • Y. Ueda
    Osaka University School of Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka, Japan
  • M. Vijayalakshmi
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India
  • T. Wiss
    European Commission Joint Research Centre Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • J-H. You
    Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany