Diamonds from methane to protect nuclear reactors

Published: 03.05.2018 Related countries:  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Technology can be used in nuclear power plants around the world. Layer reactors protect not only in emergency conditions, but mainly in normal operation.

The Czech invention of diamond layers will apparently soon be patented also in the US. According to Hospodářské noviny, diamond layers reduce corrosion and can extend the life of fuel rods with nuclear fuel by up to two years. The technology can be used in nuclear power stations all around the world. Interest has already been expressed by Westingouse Electric, France’s Areva and Russian companies.