Physics World magazine: October 2010 special issue
Download a sample copy of the October 2010 issue of Physics World, which examines the challenges facing nuclear power. With this form of energy set to make a comeback, check out the prospects for new nuclear reactors that could be cheaper, greener, safer and more secure than existing plants. There's an in-depth look at the prospects for fusion energy – focusing on the multinational ITER facility being built in southern France – while award-winning science writer Matthew Chalmers weighs up India's amibitious plans to use its vast reserves of thorium as an alternative nuclear fuel to uranium. Plus don't miss our special graphical map showing the current state of play around the world, a head-to-head debate on the merits of nuclear power, and a look at four novel reactor designs of the future. Plus opinion, reviews, careers and the ever-popular Lateral Thoughts column, all of which have a nuclear theme this month.