A preview of nano-materials and nano-technologies applied in advanced nuclear energy system

Weiqun Shi, Yuliang Zhao, Zhifang Chai

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Abstract

With the rapid growth of human demands for nuclear energy, in response to the challenges of nuclear energy development, the world's major nuclear countries have started the R&D of advanced nuclear energy systems, in which new materials and new technologies are considered to play important roles. Nano-materials and nano-technologies, which have gain extensive attentions in recent years, have shown a wide range of potential applications in future nuclear energy system. In this paper, the basic research progresses of nano-materials and nano-technologies in advanced nuclear fuel fabrication, spent nuclear fuel reprocessing, nuclear waste disposal and nuclear environmental restoration is reviewed. Furthermore, the R&D trends of nano-materials and nanotechnologies in future advanced nuclear energy system are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1478-1484
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Chemistry
Volume23
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 24 2011

Keywords

  • Nano-materials
  • Nano-technologies
  • Nuclear fuel
  • Nuclear fuel reprocessing
  • Nuclear power
  • Nuclear waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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