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Energy: towards nuclear breeder installations before the end of this century?
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 335 (2007) no. 1, pp. 61-74.

To play an essential role in the energy crisis, the civilian nuclear fission industry urgently requires a large and safe underground deposit for irradiated materials. Breeder reactors should be required to extract more energy, not to eventually reduce the radioactivity of dangerous materials. These two aims still require much work, from the fundamental issue of the mechanics of materials, to large industrial parks for breeder development on an international basis.

Pour jouer un rôle essentiel dans la crise de l'énergie, la fission nucléaire civile demande le développement urgent d'un aval du cycle important et sûr. On ne peut attendre la réduction éventuelle de la radioactivité des matières dangereuses, par des surgénérateurs, nécessaires en priorité pour extraire plus d'énergie. Ces deux chantiers demandent de nombreux travaux allant du fondamental sur la mécanique des matériaux à la réalisation pour la surgénération de grands parcs industriels développés de façon internationale et sûre.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2006.12.005
Keywords: Thermonuclear reactor, Breeder reactor, Energy policy
Mot clés : Réacteur thermonucléaire, Surgénérateur, Politique de l'énergie

Robert Dautray 1; Jacques Friedel 1

1 Académie des sciences, 23, quai de Conti, 75270 Paris cedex 06, France
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Robert Dautray; Jacques Friedel. Energy: towards nuclear breeder installations before the end of this century?. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 335 (2007) no. 1, pp. 61-74. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2006.12.005. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.1016/j.crme.2006.12.005/

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