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Ensuring a role for nuclear in the response to climate change
Nuclear power is an important tool in the response to climate change, and advanced reactors may offer advantages over existing plants in providing carbon-free generation at the scale necessary to respond to the existential challenge that climate change presents. The International Atomic Energy Agency is aggressively addressing issues related to the possible transition to advanced reactors. This letter is to urge a redoubling of effort by Member States to put in place the necessary capabilities to deal with the challenges that they present.
Daewoong Choi, Bo-Young Han, Se Hwan Park, Ho-dong Kim, Geun-il Park, Jeong-Hoe Ku
Nuclear Technology | Volume 197 | Number 3 | March 2017 | Pages 320-328
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2016.1273701
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The performance and eligibility of the fiber optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FO-LIBS) instrument will be primarily evaluated at the Advanced Spent Fuel Conditioning Process Facility (ACPF), where spent nuclear fuel is processed in a high-temperature molten salt bath using electrochemical methods. The damage incurred by the optical fiber cable due to radiation should be addressed to ensure the reliability of FO-LIBS measurements. High-level and low-level gamma ray and neutron irradiation experiments were conducted to measure the effect of radiation on the optical transmission rate of the optical fiber cable. Conclusively, we determined the dependence of the transmission rate of the cable on the radiation dose rate as a function of the wavelength.