This paper illustrates an interdisciplinary approach to help solve the energy problem in the Twenty-First Century, and how innovative nuclear energy sources can be a solution. The situation of the world energy issue is demonstrating how an interdisciplinary approach is probably necessary to sketch out a solution. Most of the studies and experiments on nuclear fusion are currently devoted to the Deuterium-Tritium (DT) fuel cycle, however proposed experimental tokamaks based on “advanced' reactions, such as Deuterium-Helium-3 (DHe3), show a much more marked difference with fission reactors. The "zero-waste" option is a clear advantage of DHe3 fusion power versus fission, in view of its ultimate safety and public acceptance. Fusion reactors with advanced DHe3 fuel cycle turn out to have quite outstanding environmental advantages.

Energy: a study for advanced solutions including low-neutron nuclear fusion / Zucchetti, Massimo; Testoni, Raffaella. - In: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN. - ISSN 1018-4619. - 26:1(2017), pp. 75-79.

Energy: a study for advanced solutions including low-neutron nuclear fusion

ZUCCHETTI, MASSIMO;TESTONI, RAFFAELLA
2017

Abstract

This paper illustrates an interdisciplinary approach to help solve the energy problem in the Twenty-First Century, and how innovative nuclear energy sources can be a solution. The situation of the world energy issue is demonstrating how an interdisciplinary approach is probably necessary to sketch out a solution. Most of the studies and experiments on nuclear fusion are currently devoted to the Deuterium-Tritium (DT) fuel cycle, however proposed experimental tokamaks based on “advanced' reactions, such as Deuterium-Helium-3 (DHe3), show a much more marked difference with fission reactors. The "zero-waste" option is a clear advantage of DHe3 fusion power versus fission, in view of its ultimate safety and public acceptance. Fusion reactors with advanced DHe3 fuel cycle turn out to have quite outstanding environmental advantages.
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