Nuclear Energy
Journal article, 2010

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.

nuclear energy

fission

fusion

generation IV reactors

subcritical thorium reactors

Author

Karl Grandin

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science

Peter Jagers

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

University of Gothenburg

Sven Kullander

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science

Uppsala University

Ambio

0044-7447 (ISSN)

Vol. 39 Suppl. 1 26-30

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1007/s13280-010-0061-0

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