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Nuclear Energy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
2010 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 39, 26-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nuclear energy can play a role in carbon free production of electrical energy, thus making it interesting for tomorrow's energy mix. However, several issues have to be addressed. In fission technology, the design of so-called fourth generation reactors show great promise, in particular in addressing materials efficiency and safety issues. If successfully developed, such reactors may have an important and sustainable part in future energy production. Working fusion reactors may be even more materials efficient and environmental friendly, but also need more development and research. The roadmap for development of fourth generation fission and fusion reactors, therefore, asks for attention and research in these fields must be strengthened.

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2010. Vol. 39, 26-30 p.
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Nuclear energy, Fission energy, Fusion energy, Generation IV reactors, Subcritical thorium reactors
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Physical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154683DOI: 10.1007/s13280-010-0061-0ISI: 000290708000005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-154683DiVA: diva2:421634
Available from: 2011-06-09 Created: 2011-06-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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