Nuclear Technologies in a Sustainable Energy System

In March 1981 the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) published the results of a global energy study looking fifty years into the future: Energy in a Finite World: A Global Systems Analysis (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger Publishing Co. , 1981)*. Not surprisingly, this...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Bauer, G.S. (Editor), McDonald, A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1983, 1983
Edition:1st ed. 1983
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Global Strategies and Concepts
  • Energy strategies and nuclear power
  • The nuclear energy continuum and its spectrum of choices
  • On the internal logic of energy islands
  • Section Two: Fission and Fission Breeding
  • Self-sustaining systems of reactors
  • Sustainable minireactors: a framework for decentralized nuclear energy systems
  • Small reactors in a neutron-abundant world
  • On the role and technological readiness of fast breeders and fusion—fission hybrids in the world nuclear future
  • Section Three: Fusion and Dense Plasma Neutron Sources
  • The tokamak as a candidate for a D—T fusion reactor
  • The fusion breeder: its potential role and prospects
  • Prospects of hydrogen production through fusion
  • Modern electrolytic procedures for the production of hydrogen by splitting water
  • The dense plasma focus as a source of neutrons
  • Possible applications of a hybrid thermonuclear energy source based on a DPF device in modern energy complexes
  • Section F