Status and rate of nuclear power plant development.


Status and rate of the development of nuclear reactor types have been analyzed. The main characteristics and fields of application of nuclear power plant in operation or the design stage are described. An evaluation of the engineering problems of further improving today's light water reactors, preparing commercial breeder reactors, and developing future types such as high temperature reactors and fusion reactors show the real possibilities of the rate of development of nuclear power in the future. Ullmann,-H. (Zentralinstitut fuer Kernforschung, Rossendorf bei Dresden (German Democratic Republic))