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Title: Future Directions, Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Energy

Abstract

The renaissance of nuclear energy for electricity and hydrogen production and process heat for other potential applications is moving ahead rapidly. Both near- and far-term roles are envisioned for this important energy technology, and each of these roles will have its own particular technical challenges and opportunities. Numerous power producers world-wide are actively considering the construction of new nuclear power plants for the production of electricity in the near-term. The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to develop both the next generation of nuclear power plants and the technology necessary to recycle used nuclear fuel. These exciting technologies will bring novel challenges to their developers and designers as they push the knowledge base in materials utilization, high temperatures and pressures, extended operating cycles, and extreme operating environments. Development of the techniques and methods to interrogate, understand, manage and control these devices will be crucial to enabling the full extension of these technologies.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21054968
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 894; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Conference on review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation, Portland, OR (United States), 30 Jul - 4 Aug 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2717951; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CONSTRUCTION; ELECTRICITY; FUEL CYCLE; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; KNOWLEDGE BASE; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR POWER; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PROCESS HEAT

Citation Formats

Klein, Andy, and Lance, Jack. Future Directions, Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Energy. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2717951.
Klein, Andy, & Lance, Jack. Future Directions, Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Energy. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2717951.
Klein, Andy, and Lance, Jack. Wed . "Future Directions, Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Energy". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2717951.
@article{osti_21054968,
title = {Future Directions, Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Energy},
author = {Klein, Andy and Lance, Jack},
abstractNote = {The renaissance of nuclear energy for electricity and hydrogen production and process heat for other potential applications is moving ahead rapidly. Both near- and far-term roles are envisioned for this important energy technology, and each of these roles will have its own particular technical challenges and opportunities. Numerous power producers world-wide are actively considering the construction of new nuclear power plants for the production of electricity in the near-term. The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to develop both the next generation of nuclear power plants and the technology necessary to recycle used nuclear fuel. These exciting technologies will bring novel challenges to their developers and designers as they push the knowledge base in materials utilization, high temperatures and pressures, extended operating cycles, and extreme operating environments. Development of the techniques and methods to interrogate, understand, manage and control these devices will be crucial to enabling the full extension of these technologies.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2717951},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 894,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}