2022 Introduction to nuclear energy technologies

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School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Kato Yukitaka  Harada Takuya  Takao Koichiro  Tsukahara Takehiko  Kobayashi Yoshinao  Yoshida Katsumi 
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Course description and aims

Toward the carbon-neutral society construction, atomic energy and safe utilization are critically expected as "zero-carbon energy and technology". Integrated field of nuclear engineering is comprehensively introduced mainly in viewpoint of materials and chemical engineering, focused on energy theory, advanced reactor, fuel cycle, decommissioning, and back-end technology.

Student learning outcomes

This course aims at comprehensive understanding of the cocept of "Green Transformation" toward the carbon-neutral society construction by studying various energy systems, carbon circulating technology, energy materials and chemical technology centered in nuclear energy development with total energy strategy.


carbon neutrality, zero-carbon energy, energy system, carbon circulating technology, advanced reactor, nuclear fusion, fuel cycle, back-end technology

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures are lively distributed by zoom system. Handout materials or references will be given. Comprehension check will be made in report style for each class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Energy system with atomic energy toward carbon neutral society. Comrehesion check report.
Class 2 Carbon circulating technology. Comrehesion check report.
Class 3 Materials technology for nuclear fission and fusion systems. Comrehesion check report.
Class 4 Nuclear fuel cycle technology. Comrehesion check report.
Class 5 Materials technology for advanced reactors. Comrehesion check report.
Class 6 Back-end technology. Comrehesion check report.
Class 7 Safe decommissioning of reactors having experienced severe accident. Comrehesion check report.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handout materials or references will be given.

Assessment criteria and methods

Comprehension check report will be givein for evaluation.

Related courses

  • CAP.E361 : Radiation Chemistry
  • MAT.M302 : Physical Chemistry in Metals

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Not especially. Student having interest in atomic energy technology and engineering and carbon neutrality.


Not especially.

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