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The Importance of Innovation to the Nuclear Industry

February 13, 2014 by Milton Caplan
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Innovation and Nuclear Energy

A comment caught my attention at a recent nuclear industry event. The comment was that a hi-profile agency with a mandate to do research in advanced technology across industries had no interest in attending any events to learn more about nuclear power, because “nuclear is not innovative.”[read more]

Japan Searches For Nuclear Export Deals

September 1, 2011 by a b

The hunt is on in Vietnam, Turkey, and elsewhereYoshihiko Noda, new prime minister of Japan (Photo: Wikipedia) The Japanese government, in close cooperation with some of the nation’s largest heavy industrial manufacturers, is seeking to export Japan’s nuclear technologies, products, and services despite the loss of six reactors on...[read more]

The Molten Salt Reactor Family: One Fluid Reactors

May 2, 2011 by Charles Barton

One of the fundamental ways to classify Molten Salt Reactors is the concept of one and two fluid reactors. A one fluid reactor is homogeneous, or as David LeBlanc explains, both the fertile and fissile material is within the same carrier salt.It might be added that moderators and fission products can also be carried in the single fluid...[read more]

Oak Ridge supercomputers to model nuclear reactors

May 29, 2010 by a b

Department of Energy will spend $122 million over next five years. The future of nuclear energy will be found in software. The Department of Energy announced this week it will spend $122 million over the next five years to establish and operate a new Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub. The project is called...[read more]

A Second Manhattan Project?

October 11, 2009 by Charles Barton
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The conventional view is that it would take a long time to develop Generation IV nuclear technology. This is mistaken because the Indians expect to complete a commercial Generation IV Fast Breeder Prototype Reactor in 2011, and then begin to build standard production reactors immediately after. They currently expect to complete at least...[read more]

Fourteen Proliferation Questions

July 18, 2009 by Charles Barton

Fourteen Proliferation Questions. 1. Can nuclear proliferation be effectively avoided through alteration of commercial nuclear technology to increase its proliferation resistance? 2. Should domestic manufactured and sold nuclear technology be modified to increase its proliferation resistance?3. Should proliferation resistance be built...[read more]