6.0 Introduction to the Next Generation Nuclear Power

Course subject(s) 6. Next Generation Nuclear Power

This will be a final content module of this lecture series. Many of you, in the introduction, had expressed interest in knowing more about Liquid Fueled thorium reactors and other state of the art nuclear technologies.

This week encompasses topics about research activities currently carried out to build future nuclear systems. The framework for these concepts is to make nuclear technology clean, safer and as a cost-effective means of fulfilling the future energy requirements.

In January 2014,  based on Generation IV international Forum (GIF),  a new  technological update was published here along with confirmation of the choice of the several reactor design systems. Of these designs, we will discuss here :

  1. Gas-cooled fast reactor (GFR)
  2. Liquid metal cooled Reactors ( Lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) and Sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR))
  3. Molten salt reactor (MSR)
  4. Small Modular Reactors (SMR)
  5. Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS)

These lectures will be delivered by researchers working in each of the designs. You can find out more about them in the next unit.

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