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China-backed Standard Adds New Sub-field to ISO

Source: 科技日报 | 2023-03-23 09:50:43 | Author: 林雨晨

Southwest Physics Research Institute of Nuclear Industry. (Courtesy Photo)

By Staff Reporters

China National Nuclear Corporation and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) launched an international standard on March 6 to ensure safer, more stable nuclear fusion reactions. The standard ISO 4233: 2023 is important to research and build nuclear fusion reactors.

The technologies this standard involves arise from International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, a fusion research project supported by several countries, including China.

With this standard, more technologies are likely to be developed to detect improper functions of other equipment, including steam generators in nuclear power plants, fuel cladding tubes and rocket fuel containment, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The launch of ISO 4233: 2023 heralds an important step forward in China's nuclear energy development. According to the country's blueprints, progress in fusion reactors are the most recent step of nuclear energy development, following the previous two steps in thermal reactors and fast reactors.

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