Innovative Nuclear Reactor Development

Opportunities for International Co-operation

A number of countries wish to keep open the option of expanding their use of nuclear power in the future. What new technologies will they have to choose from? How will these technologies overcome the many challenges - among them safety, economics and waste disposal and nonproliferation - facing nuclear power today? Can collaboration in developing new technologies reduce the time and cost required to make them available to the market?

This book begins to answer these questions. It is a valuable guide for those wishing to understand the innovations characterising the new nuclear fission technologies that are on their way, and for those involved in or managing research and development who seek information on fruitful areas for collaboration.

The entire report (pdf format, 233 kb) can be downloaded in one file.

 

Table of contents

FOREWORD

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. INNOVATIVE REACTOR DESIGNS

3. APPROACHES TO MEETING GOALS FOR INNOVATIVE REACTORS

4. ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES, R&D NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION

5. FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

ABBREVIATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS

The entire report (pdf format, 233 kb) can be downloaded in one file.