Centrum Výzkumu Řež

The research organisation Centrum výzkumu Řež (RCR) was founded on 9th October 2002 as an independent research organisation within the CEZ (Czech Power Co.) Group.
The main aim of the research organisation is research, development and innovations in the field of power generation (especially nuclear). CVR owns unique research infrastructure such as experimental research reactors LVR-15 and LR-0 and technological experimental circuits. Significant modernisation of the infrastructure is expected to be realised in the next 4 years due to realisation of the SUSEN project (realised in the framework of the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations of the European Regional Development Fund).
The Department of Structure and System Diagnostics, which is dealing mainly with PIE of structural materials, is contributing to the SOTERIA project.

Role in the project

The project benefits from CVR ‘s experience in investigation of neutron irradiated internals (mainly by TEM). The main effort of the investigations was always to couple the radiation effects in microstructure with irradiation conditions.
Swelling has been identified as an issue with a potential influence for license extension of PWRs. Materials irradiated in conditions of fast reactor, LWR and heavy ions are available in CVR and a deep microstructural examination, mainly by TEM is carried out to understand the role of neutron spectrum and irradiation temperature on swelling behaviour.

Personnel involved

Hygreeva Kiran Namburi, MSc
Received master’s degree in Advanced Material Science Engineering from ERASMUS MUNDUS - Lulea Techincal University (Sweden) & Universitat des Saarlandes (Germany).Thesis focused on processing and characterisation of Fe and Zr based bulk metallic glasses/amorphous metals. Currently working as a research scientist & project leader at Structural and System Diagnostics department, CVRez. Will be the contact person for SOTERIA tasks from CVRez.
Hygreeva Kiran Namburi
Patricie Halodova, PhD
She received her master’s degree in geology (2003) and PhD in geochemistry (2011) from the Faculty of Science, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), worked on elemental and isotopic characterization of differentiated meteorites with implications for the origin and evolution of their parent bodies. She is currently working at CVR (Řež) as a researcher in the field of SEM and TEM analysis and researcher at Czech Geological Survey (Prague) in the field of application of SEM, EBSD and electron microanalysis techniques to solid samples
Patricie Halodova
Vit Rosnecky, Technician
He is technician for metallographic preparation of irradiated samples and TEM foils in semi hot-cells in CVRez. Certified professional for Radiation Protection from State Office of Nuclear Safety , Czech Republic.
Vit Rosnecky

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