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Open cycle thorium–uranium-fuelled nuclear energy systems

Ashley, SF and Fenner, RA and Nuttall, WJ and Parks, GT (2013) Open cycle thorium–uranium-fuelled nuclear energy systems. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy, 166. pp. 74-81. ISSN 1751-4223

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Abstract

The potential for countries that currently have a nominal nuclear energy infrastructure to adopt thorium–uranium-fuelled nuclear energy systems, using a once-through ‘open’ nuclear fuel cycle, has been suggested by the International Atomic Energy Agency. This review paper highlights generation II, III and III+ nuclear energy technologies that could potentially adopt an open thorium–uranium fuel cycle and qualitatively highlights the main differences between the open thorium–uranium and open uranium fuel cycles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reviews energy nuclear power
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Div D > Sustainable Development
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:12
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:18
DOI: 10.1680/ener.13.00003