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Research and Development Needs for Current and Future Nuclear Energy Systems (REPRINT)
English, 152 pages, published: 12/31/2003
NEA#5188, ISBN: 92-64-02159-0
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/docs/pubs/nea5188-research-needs.pdf

Other language(s):
- Français: Besoins de R-D pour les systèmes nucléaires actuels et futurs 
- Japanese: Research and Development Needs for Current and Future Nuclear Energy Systems (Japanese translation) 
Research capability and technical expertise in the area of nuclear science are needed to maintain a high level of performance and safety of present nuclear installations, as well as to develop future-generation nuclear power programmes.

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) has completed a study on future research and development needs in specific areas of nuclear science, covering nuclear data; reactor physics and systems behaviour; and reactor fuels, materials and coolants.

This report contains information on past and present international R&D activities conducted under the aegis of the NSC and on R&D needs for new nuclear systems in different NEA member countries. Recommendations for further work in the areas mentioned above are also given in the report. Possible follow-up actions to these recommendations will be considered by the NSC.