The Journal of Nuclear Materials publishes high quality papers in materials research for nuclear applications, primarily fission reactors, fusion reactors, and similar environments including radiation areas of charged particle accelerators. Both original research and critical review papers covering experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects of either fundamental or applied nature are welcome.

The breadth of the field is such that a wide range of processes and properties in the field of materials science and engineering is of interest to the readership, spanning atom-scale processes, microstructures, thermodynamics, mechanical properties, physical properties, and corrosion, for example.

Topics covered by JNM

  • Fission reactor materials, including fuels, cladding, core structures, pressure vessels, coolant interactions with materials, moderator and control components, fission product behavior.
  • Materials aspects of the entire fuel cycle.
  • Materials aspects of the actinides and their compounds.
  • Performance of nuclear waste materials; materials aspects of the immobilization of wastes.
  • Fusion reactor materials, including first walls, blankets, insulators and magnets.
  • Neutron and charged particle radiation effects in materials, including defects, transmutations, microstructures, phase changes and macroscopic properties.
  • Interaction of plasmas, ion beams, electron beams and electromagnetic radiation with materials relevant to nuclear systems.

Topics NOT covered by JNM

Topics in nuclear engineering and other areas not addressing materials, such as:

Materials topics not addressing nuclear applications, such as general studies in:

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

  • G. S. Was
    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Senior Editors

  • D.A. Petti
    Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
  • S. Ukai
    Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • S.J. Zinkle
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Associate Editors

  • J. P. Crocombette
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Saclay Center, Gif sur Yvette, France
  • N. Dacheux
    Institute of Separative Chemistry Marcoule, Bagnols sur Ceze, France
  • Y Dai
    Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Laboratory of Biomolecular Research, Villigen-PSI, Switzerland
  • K. Fukuya
    Institute of Nuclear Safety System Inc, Mikata-Gun, Japan
  • Q. Huang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Plasma Physics, Hefei, China
  • R. Hunt
  • L. Malerba
    Research Centre for Energy Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain
  • M. Preuss
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • L. L. Snead
    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • C. Stanek
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

Advisory Editorial Board

  • P. Barberis
    Ugine, France
  • T.S. Byun
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States
  • C.E. Coleman
    Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada
  • M. Demkowicz
    Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, Texas, United States
  • S.L. Dudarev
    Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Abingdon, United Kingdom
  • C Fazio
    European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Petten, Netherlands
  • P. Garcia
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Cadarache Centre, St Paul les Durance, France
  • F. A. Garner
    Richland, USA
  • C. Guéneau
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Saclay Center, Gif sur Yvette, France
  • C.H. Henager
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States
  • P. Hosemann
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
  • P. van Iseghem
  • S. Ishino
    Tokyo, Japan
  • C. Jang
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • C. Jegou
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Marcoule, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
  • B. Kammenzind
    Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • R. Kasada
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • R. J. M. Konings PhD
    European Commission Joint Research Centre Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • P.A. Korzhavyi
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • S. Maloy
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
  • E. Marquis
    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • B.J. Marsden
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • K. Minato
    Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka-Gun, Japan
  • A. Motta
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
  • M. Ojovan
    International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
  • P. Pareige
    Rouen, France
  • S. Phillpot
    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • M. Puls
    MPP Consulting, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • J. Roth
    Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
  • P. Rudling
    ANT International, Mölnlycke, Sweden
  • M. Stan
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, United States
  • Y. Ueda
    Osaka University School of Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka, Japan
  • E.R. Vance
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Kirrawee, Australia
  • B. Wirth
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • S. Yamanaka
    Osaka University School of Engineering Graduate School of Engineering Department of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Suita, Japan
  • J.H. Yang
    Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Z. Zhou
    University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China