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Development and Application of Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 October 2024 | Viewed by 89

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Interests: nuclear energy; reactor physics

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Guest Editor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Interests: reactor physics; nuclear data

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nuclear energy stands as a cornerstone of sustainable and reliable energy sources, effectively meeting global energy demands while actively contributing to mitigating climate change challenges. As we transition towards cleaner energy systems, nuclear power emerges as a critical component, offering advantages that are essential for a sustainable future.

The ongoing evolution of nuclear technology brings forth continuous innovations in reactor designs, fuel cycle, safety systems, and waste management. These advancements significantly enhance efficiency, safety, and introduce new applications such as nuclear–renewable hybrid systems, industrial heat applications, medical isotope production, and space exploration.

This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest developments and applications in innovative nuclear energy systems, providing a comprehensive platform to discuss nuclear energy’s pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future. Specifically, we invite contributions in the following key areas:

  1. Advanced Reactor Concepts: Exploration of advanced reactor designs such as molten salt reactors, fast reactors, gas-cooled reactors, thorium-based reactors, and small modular reactors (SMRs), focusing on their technological advancements, reactor physics and thermal hydraulics analyses, safety features, and potential applications.
  2. Next-Generation Nuclear Fuels: Research on advanced nuclear fuel materials, cladding technologies, fuel cycle innovations, and fuel performance assessments in advanced/innovative reactor designs.
  3. Computational Modelling and Simulation: High-fidelity simulations, multi-physics modelling, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications, uncertainty quantification, and validation studies for reactor design, and optimization of nuclear systems.

Dr. Donny Hartanto
Dr. Friederike Bostelmann
Prof. Dr. Enrico Zio
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • nuclear energy
  • innovative nuclear energy systems
  • nuclear reactor design
  • nuclear reactor physics
  • nuclear thermal hydraulics
  • nuclear fuel cycle
  • computational modelling and simulation
  • innovative/advanced safety solutions for nuclear systems
  • AI in innovative nuclear systems
  • autonomous solutions for innovative nuclear systems

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