Special Issue "Advances in Nuclear Reactor and Fuel Cycle Technologies"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Erich Schneider
Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712, USA
Website: http://www.me.utexas.edu/directory/faculty/schneider/erich/156/
E-Mail: eschneider@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: +1 512 232 5412
Fax: +1 512 471 4589
Interests: nuclear reactor physics; radiation transport modeling; nuclear fuel cycle simulation; optimization, proliferation countermeasures

Guest Editor
Dr. Peter Hosemann
Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley, 4169 Etcheverry Hall MC 1730, Berkeley, CA 94720-1730, USA
Website: http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/People/Peter_Hosemann
E-Mail: peterh@berkeley.edu
Interests: material science, mechanical properties, extreme environments, materials physics, radiation damage, small scale mechanical testing, materials degradation in nuclear systems, liquid metal corrosion, high temperature oxidation, steel, alloy development, energy technology, renewable energies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nuclear power provides 13% of the world’s electricity, a share whose near-constancy since 2000 masks rapid growth in some countries and a declining market share in others. Much current research focuses on development of safe, competitive, and sustainable nuclear energy technologies in a post Fukushima world. This special issue of Energies focuses on advances with the potential to transform contemporary reactor technologies or advanced nuclear energy systems and fuel cycles. Technologies considered in this special issue, for instance accident tolerant light water reactor fuels, nanomaterials for reactor applications and novel uranium recovery systems, will enable nuclear power systems to realize optimal performance. These developments may affect key areas including cost of construction, security of facilities and materials, and sustainability of waste management, so the issue also focuses on cross cutting fuel cycle analyses. Finally, the special issue addresses the role of nuclear energy in a future electricity markets that may feature a high presence of renewables and other variable sources as well as inexpensive peaking capacity.

Dr. Erich Schneider
Dr. Peter Hosemann
Guest Editors


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  • advanced reactors
  • nuclear safety and security
  • advanced materials for nuclear systems
  • accident tolerant reactor and materials concepts
  • nuclear power economics
  • nuclear waste management
  • uranium resource sustainability
  • grid appropriate reactors

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Energies 2014, 7(8), 4910-4937; doi:10.3390/en7084910
Received: 3 June 2014; in revised form: 7 July 2014 / Accepted: 18 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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Last update: 19 September 2014

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