Phelma Formation 2022

Irradiation defects - WPMUIRD4

  • Volumes horaires

    • CM 1.0
    • TD 1.0
    • TP 6.0

    Crédits ECTS

    Crédits ECTS 0.5


  • Assess which simulation code/software should be used to investigate a given irradiation ageing phenomena ( multi scale approach)
  • Compare simulation results with experimental measurement both carried out to quantify irradiation damage
Contact Christophe DOMAIN


• Fundamentals of DFT (Density Functional Theory) and application to irradiation damage (structure of condensed matter – Kohn Sham equations, waves function representation…)
• The displacement cascade (displacement threshold, PKA, influence of crystallinity)
• Experimental irradiations and realism with respect to irradiations in power plants (difficulties related to active materials, irradiation spectrum, manipulation…)
• Molecular Dynamics applied to displacement cascades
• Point defects (interstitials, vacancies in different crystallographic structures, complex impurity/interstitials and vacancies, point defects in ceramics)
• Electronic microscopy applied to the analysis of irradiated microstructures
A case study is given to the students


Statistical Physics, Quantum Physics, Crystallography and Basic Materials Science (phase diagrams, dislocations, diffusion laws).

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Semestre 5 - L'examen existe uniquement en anglais 

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Informations complémentaires

Semestre 5 - Le cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN

Cursus ingénieur->Cursus Internationaux->Semestre 5
Cursus ingénieur->Master RI EMINE->Semestre 5
Cursus ingénieur->Master RI MANUEN->Semestre 5
Cursus ingénieur->FSC-MAN->Semestre 5
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