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SEEDS Experimental Facility Revealed!

It took a lot of thinking, designing, drawing, constructing and testing… the SEEDS facility is ready to go! On 17 November, SEEDS (SEven rods bundle Experiments in Delft for SESAME) was officially revealed at the department of Radiation Science and Technology of TU Delft, The Netherlands. SESAME colleagues from NRG and TU Delft were there to celebrate this event. The SEEDS facility is a water-based bundle consisting of seven rods. SEEDS 1 is a 7Read More →

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SESAME Heavy (Liquid) Metal Concert

The SESAME progress meeting in Brasimone hosted a unique event. The first ever heavy (liquid) metal concert in the containment of a liquid metal cooled reactor. SESAME scientist Diego Angeli from Modena is also guitarist in the Italian melodic and aggressive heavy metal band Blue Hour Ghosts. And as they said themselves: ‘Have you ever heard guitars play in a Nuclear Reactor Containment Building? Well, we did!’. It was a unique and very special concertRead More →


SESAME’s Heleen Doolaard wins NURETH Young Professional Award

During the 17th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-17) in Xi’an (China), Heleen Doolaard won a Young Professional award for her paper: ‘Experiment design to assess the inter-wrapper heat transfer in LMFR’. The work described in this paper was performed within the framework of the European SESAME project in a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and NRG. The paper was co-authored by Julio Pacio and Abdalla Batta from KITRead More →

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ASCOMP hands-on training

ASCOMP organises periodically hands-on training sessions on TransAT in Zurich and elsewhere. During the two-day training session, the participants get to know the code structure, architecture, physics (equations, models), problem setup and installation details, followed by hands-on-training. Next available dates for Training:  Zurich ASCOMP: 14-15 September 2017 Registration available here: More →

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SESAME’s second Newsletter is out!

SESAME has published its second newsletter edition, covering the technical activities that have been carried out during the first year of the project, highlights and interesting events for the community.Read More →


FJOH School 2017

Frédéric Joliot & Otto Hahn Summer School on Nuclear Reactors “Physics, Fuels and Systems” Uncertainties in nuclear reactor systems analysis: Improving understanding, confidence and quantification When: August 23 – September 1, 2017 Where: Karlsruhe, Germany More information:  The 23rd session of the Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn (FJOH) Summer School on “Nuclear Reactors Physics, Fuels, and Systems” will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from August 23 to September 1, 2017. This session is entitled Uncertainties in nuclearRead More →


Lecture series: Thermohydraulics and Chemistry of Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors

We are pleased to announce a new Lectures Series on Thermohydraulics and Chemistry of Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors that will be organised in the framework of the MYRTE and SESAME Horizon 2020 projects of the European Union. Most of the lecturers will be scientists who are actively involved in one of these two research projects.   The lecture’s co-directors are Ferry Roelofs from NRG (the Netherlands) and Philippe Planquart from the von Karman Institute. Date: Monday 10 April 2017 toRead More →

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SESAME’s first Newsletter is now out!

SESAME has published its first newsletter edition, covering the technical activities that have been carried out since the start of the project, project highlights and interesting events for the community.Read More →


Announcement: Heavy metal summer school 2016

Date: 13-17 June 2016 Location:   Mol (BELGIUM) Heavy liquid metal (HLM) coolants offer new perspectives for the development of innovative nuclear systems for materials research, nuclear waste transmutation and energy production. The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) is at the forefront of HLM nuclear technology worldwide with the development of the MYRRHA accelerator driven system. During this summer school, participants will gain insight into the state-of-the-art of research focused to the development of MYRRHA and otherRead More →


SESAME to collaborate with US partners ANL and ORNL

SESAME Newsletter #1 (March 2016)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > SESAME is proud to announce that the US/EURATOM I-NERI proposal to collaborate with the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been approved. ANL and ORNL will participate in the project’s effort to improve the state-of-the-art in thermal-hydraulics simulation and validation experiments in support of the safety evaluation of liquid-metal cooled fast reactors (LMFRs). This cooperation will provide anRead More →


SESAME project presentation available

The SESAME project presentation is now available for download. Download here >Read More →


Launch of SESAME project

The SESAME project officially launched on 15 April 2015 with the kick-off meeting that was held at the The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels.Read More →