3. Energy Generation: Nuclear Energy

  1. Aron Walsh2,
  2. Alexey A. Sokol3 and
  3. C. Richard A. Catlow4
  1. Dorothy Duffy

Published Online: 25 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118551462.ch3

Computational Approaches to Energy Materials

Computational Approaches to Energy Materials

How to Cite

Duffy, D. (2013) Energy Generation: Nuclear Energy, in Computational Approaches to Energy Materials (eds A. Walsh, A. A. Sokol and C. R. A. Catlow), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118551462.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119950936

Online ISBN: 9781118551462

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Keywords:

  • fission;
  • fusion;
  • nuclear energy;
  • radiation effects;
  • radioactive waste disposal

Summary

This chapter starts by discussing the effects that radiation has on materials used in fission technology, future fusion technology and radioactive waste disposal. The first section of the chapter talks about the radiation effects in nuclear materials. The second section describes the various modeling techniques that are currently used to gain an understanding about the mechanisms and effects of radiation damage and gives examples of the application of these techniques to nuclear materials. The final section discusses the future challenges and obstacles to progress.