Yugra State University students Sergey Kolchin and Regina Klyuchnikova have completed an introduction training course to nuclear power at the National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute'.

Advanced laboratories and centers for shared use run by the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the National University of Science and Technology MISIS and the National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute' hosted a two-week introduction training for young attendees of the XVI International School Conference 'New Materials: Tolerant Nuclear Fuel', organized by the Materials Science Department, Institute of Nuclear Physics and Technology, NRNU MEPhI.

The event comprised courses and reports performed by leading national and international scientists as well as poster presentations by the trainees. The conference focused on fuel assembly materials of light-water reactor cores.

It attracted a total of 179 participants, with 49 of those holding doctoral degrees, representing 21 Russian organizations and 6 international institutions from the US, Belarus, Slovakia and Kazakhstan. During the event, 22 lectures were given, with 6 student reports and 47 poster presentations delivered.

The Yugra State University 
students Sergey Kolchin and Regina Klyuchnikova presented their case studies "Production of radiation-resistant material using self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) method based on FeO-Al-CrO3-MoO₃-Ti system" and "Production of porous filters using self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) method based on Fe₂O₃-Al-Al₂O₃ system" respectively.

"It is not a secret that in the near future we have to switch to new types of fuel and containments, which would secure uninterrupted and no-failure nuclear power plants operation," said Prof. Kirill Prikhodko, Department No. 9, NRNU MEPhI and Kurchatov Institute research fellow. "This conference is meant to discuss how we can change the fuel and material containments situation here and now to make them more secure."

English version by Azat Garipov.