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Technology and policy issues relating to future developments in research and radioisotope production reactors

Nuttall, William J. and Storey, Peter (2014). Technology and policy issues relating to future developments in research and radioisotope production reactors. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 77 pp. 201–213.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2014.05.007
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Abstract

The paper describes current policy issues relating to a range of nuclear research reactors. The benefits of, and the need for, such reactors are described including in areas such as medicine and energy research. Emphasis is given to the potential risks in the areas of security and non-proliferation. Assessment is made of future technology policy options for the United Kingdom and the opportunity of a developing a new highly proliferation resistant reactor is explored. The possibility of collaborating with another country in such an endeavour is considered.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 0149-1970
Keywords: research reactor; nuclear security; materials testing; highly enriched uranium; nuclear medicine
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 40914
Depositing User: William Nuttall
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 09:35
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 15:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40914
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