High-temperature molten salt studies

Project Start Year
2021
Project Area of Research
Project Description

This project is motivated by the pressing questions of sustainability, energy, and the environment. Molten salt nuclear reactors have the potential to provide a carbon-free source of electricity. Our collaboration will investigate the performance of reference electrodes for fluoride salts, and the relationship between fluoroacidity and the activity coefficient of solutes in the molten fluoride salts. The research collaboration will consist in the performance of joint experimental studies, the writing of joint publications, exchanges of experiences between the research groups and training of junior scholars, and dissemination of the results of the collaboration at our two institutions.

UC PI
Raluca Scarlat
Raluca Scarlat
Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
France PI
Sylvie Delpech
Sylvie Delpech
IJCLab, Université Paris-Saclay