Current materials and designs limit the service life of key components in supercritical CO2 power cycles. There are few economical materials which have a long term track record operating in the creep range that can support a practical and economical plant design. This paper outlines some of the specific materials and design limitations that challenge the economical implementation of this technology and proposes design approaches that may be more practical and economical.

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