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Special Issue "Next-Generation Small Reactors—Designs, Deployment, Regulation and Impacts"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2023) | Viewed by 4837
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Interests: nuclear reactor design and analyses; energy systems; methods development; dynamic modeling of complex socio-technico-economic phenomena (climate change, energy geopolitics, etc.); thermal fluid experimentation and simulations; engineering education; safety culture and social license
Special Issue Information
I invite you to submit a publication to the Energies Special Issue “Next-Generation Small Reactors—Designs, Deployment, Regulation and Impacts”.
The ongoing debates and advocacy regarding the relevance of the worldwide fleet of existing and new plant deployment are, these days, at geopolitical levels and within the context of climate change and sustainability. The current human development index cannot be maintained nor improved without scaled use of nuclear power. Yet, regulatory constraints and challenges associated with social acceptance of nuclear power persist. Here, we seek papers as part of a worthy collection addressing numerous aspects of the “next-generation small reactor challenge”. The Special Issue assumes that timely and successful deployment is ultimately the goal. We are particularly interested in papers that are “data-driven” and consider both “hard and soft” topics in relation to small reactors. This issue will feature results that emphasize innovation, the potential for “disruption” and partial-to-fully data-driven aspects, including the following:
- Design and analyses in support of deployment, regulation, and tangible impact;
- Aspects of the application and utility of small reactors and interface with developments in mobility;
- Aspects of the applications and utility of small reactors and interface with other energy or industrial processes;
- Aspects of investment, regulatory approval, siting, and deployment/construction;
- Aspects of the role of nuclear energy in sustainability and impact on climate change.
I welcome and encourage authors to address one or more of these interrelated aspects, which will be of value to readers.
Prof. Dr. Akira Tokuhiro
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- small reactors
- nuclear plant design
- regulatory strategy
- social license/public acceptance
- advance manufacturing
- climate change
- hybrid systems