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Advanced Technologies in Nuclear Engineering

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B4: Nuclear Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 338

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Department of Mechanical, Energy, Management and Transport Engineering (DIME), University of Genoa, Via all'Opera Pia, 15A, 16145 Genova, GE, Italy
Interests: nuclear energy; nuclear technology; innovative nuclear fuel cycles; neutronics; CFD; advanced nuclear systems; energy scenarios; nuclear hydrogen production; HTR; LFR; GFR; ADS; SMR; nuclear space reactors
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Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Juan del Rosal 12, E28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: materials processing technologies; metal forming; additive manufacturing; materials technology; data-driven decision methodologies; materials selection in manufacturing; equipment reliability; failure prognosis; nuclear power applications; renewable energy applications; oil & gas applications; aerospace applications;industrial heritage
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Department of Fusion and Nuclear Safety Technology, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), 00123 Rome, Italy
Interests: neutronics (for fission and fusion); diagnostics and fusion fission hybrid systems; Neutronics and nuclear inventory codes; nuclear measurements; nuclear transmutation and tritium breeding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced Technologies in Nuclear Engineering have revolutionized the field of nuclear power generation and have greatly contributed to the advancements in energy production, safety, and waste management. Through continuous research and development, scientists and engineers have been able to harness the power of nuclear energy in a more efficient, sustainable, and secure manner.

Furthermore, advanced nuclear technologies have contributed to the optimization of nuclear fuel cycles. For example, the development of advanced fuel materials, such as mixed oxide (MOX) and metallic fuels, has improved fuel performance and increased the overall efficiency of nuclear reactors. Additionally, advancements in reprocessing techniques, such as pyroprocessing and advanced solvent extraction methods, have facilitated the recycling of spent nuclear fuel, reducing the volume of high-level waste and maximizing the utilization of valuable resources.

This Special Issue aims to address the role of nuclear energy in a future net-zero electricity market that may feature a high presence of renewables and other variable sources and inexpensive peaking capacity. It will cover nuclear power plant design and operation, as well as related technologies. It will provide a forum to discuss and present recent research results, technologies, and best practices on nuclear power plants and their most relevant equipment and components for both fission and fusion technologies, as well as consider their future developments. Papers can include small modular reactor designs, technologies, and operations. Research results on advanced and innovative nuclear fuel cycles will also be included. This Special Issue will also give particular attention to fusion–fission hybrid reactor technologies because these systems could represent an interesting synthesis between nuclear technologies.

Finally, this Special Issue will also bridge research with educational programs, as well as engineering practices, in all disciplines related to nuclear technology.

Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Lomonaco
Prof. Dr. Álvaro Rodríguez-Prieto
Dr. Fabio Panza
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Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • advanced nuclear systems (including space nuclear reactors)
  • nuclear fuel cycles
  • nuclear fusion and fission technologies (including fusion-fission hybrid reactors)
  • nuclear power plants (including SMR) design and operation
  • nuclear power plants economics
  • nuclear power plants integration with the grid
  • nuclear reactor engineering
  • nuclear reactor physics
  • nuclear safety and security
  • radiation detection and protection systems
  • sustainability of nuclear energy systems

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