Nuclear Energy
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

fusion

generation IV reactors

subcritical thorium reactors

fission

Författare

Karl Grandin

Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

Peter Jagers

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, matematisk statistik

Göteborgs universitet

Sven Kullander

Uppsala Universitet

Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

Ambio

0044-7447 (ISSN)

Vol. 39 26-30

Ämneskategorier

Subatomär fysik

Fysik

DOI

10.1007/s13280-010-0061-0