We promote the international cooperation in various fields.
JMTR on-site training couse for foreign young researchers and engineers
The Department of JMTR at Oarai has established an international cooperative framework for strengthening the basis of nuclear technology and promoted the personnel exchange and develop-ment between the research reactors in foreign countries. As part of these efforts, we have been organizing an on-site training course since 2012, targeted for foreign young researchers and engineers. The training course is contributing to securing and developing human resource in nuclear energy field, as well as promoting future utilization of the rradiation testing reactors.
This course includes lectures etc. such as basic lecture of nuclear energy, lectures of irradiation research and safety management at the JMTR, practical trainings of nuclear and thermal design, reactor operation using the simulator, handling of irradiated specimen at the JMTR Hot Labo-ratory.
Field of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor(HTGR)
|Poland:National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ)||Cooperation to HTGR Deployment Plan (Experimental HTGR)|
|United Kingdom:URENCO||Cooperation to U-Battery Project (Commercial HTGR)|
|USA:Department of Energy (DOE)||Participation in Civil Nuclear R&D Working Group (CNWG)|
|Korea:Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)||Information exchange about research progress|
|China:Tsinghua University, INET||Information exchange about research progress|
|OECD/NEA||Implementation of joint tests by HTTR|
|IAEA||Participation in Technical Working Group on Gas Cool Reactors(TWGGCR)|
|Generation Ⅳ International Forum(GIF)||Participation in four projects related to Very High Temperature gas-cooled Reactor System: (1) hydrogen production, (2) fuel and fuel recycle, (3) material and (4) computational methods validation and benchmarking|
International collaboration for next generation fast reactor
For advanced sodium cooled fast reactor, we are promoting research collaboration and the related planning on a variety of fields including safety, plant design, analytical models and material in a multilateral framework such as GIF*1 as well as in bilateral agreements with various countries such as France, USA and Kazakhstan.
GEN Ⅳ International Forum
We plan to conduct an experimental study using the AtheNa*2 facility for the purpose of ensuring the capability of reactor core cooling even in case of severe accidents.
*2: Advanced Technology Experiment Sodium (Na) Facility
We started cooperation with France on development of the French fast reactor ASTRID*3 in August, 2014.
*3: Advanced Sodium Technological Reactor for Industrial Demonstration
We have conducted collaborative researches with Kazakhstan that simulate a severe accident where a reactor core melts.
We have collaborated with USA on various researches for development and standardiza-tion of advanced materials appropriate to fast reactors, development of plant simulation tech-nology and the related analytical models, etc.
International cooperation on FR development and human resources development
We promote irradiation tests in Joyo for Fast Reactor(FR) technological development under international cooperation.
We support international young FR engineeers on internship programs.