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1. CANDLE burning

1.2. Publications on CANDLE

Since the first paper on CANDLE was published in 2000, many papers have been published steadily. The publication list of CANDLE can be seen here, which is the list by June 2010. The studies after this date can be seen in this home page directly.

Huge energy consumption inevitably causes resource shortage and global environmental problems. Nuclear energy does not cause the global environmental problems like fossil fuel energy since it does not emit carbon dioxide at energy production. However, it may cause the resource shortage problem if only the present light water reactors are continued to be used. The technologies employed in nuclear energy utilization employ uranium enrichment and reprocessing of spent fuels which are developed in the nuclear bomb development and the most important technologies for nuclear bomb production. It causes another difficult problem to the utilization of nuclear energy. The nuclear energy has another problem such as production of radioactive materials in the reactors. It causes safety problems during the reactor operation and wastes problems even after stopping operation. The nuclear energy should offer its price low enough for basic energy sources. Future nuclear energy will meet more severe requirements for these issues. CANDLE has a very high potential to satisfy these requirements. At present a wide variety of study on CANDLE including material feasibility studies in CRINES.