Cluster: Nuclear Technology

Cluster: Nuclear Technology

A cluster of topics related to nuclear technology

Nuclear Technology utilizes the energy and radiation produced by nuclear reactions for applications in many fields including power, medicine, and defense.

Fundamental Science

A list of fundamental science topics related to nuclear technology.


A list of nuclear technology applications and topics related to them.

Nuclear Power

Producing controlled chain reactions of nuclear interactions to generate electricity in a nuclear power plant.


The use of radiation produced by nuclear decay for medical diagnosis and treatment.


Using nuclear reactions to create weaponry or the propulsion of military vehicles.


Propulsion and power supply for space missions.


Nuclear technology is used in a range of industrial processes.

  • Level Indicator Gauges
  • Thickness Gauges
  • Radioactive Tracers
  • Nuclear Well-Logging
  • Sterilization


Commercial products that use nuclear technology.

Agriculture & Food


List of companies offering services or products in nuclear technology

Nuclear Reactor Engineering

Uranium Mining

Nuclear Fuel / Waste / Decommissioning

Electricity Generation

Nuclear Fusion

Hybrid Fusion-Fission




Investment Companies


Research Projects & Groups

List of Nuclear Technology research projects and groups.

Fusion Power

Fields such as fusion energy require large scale research projects too big for a single company involving significant public funding.

  • ASDEX Upgrade - Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics
  • Alcator - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) - Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • COMPASS (COMPact ASSembly) Tokamak - Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Caltech Spheromak Experiment - California Institute of Technology
  • EAST - Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • ETE (Experimento Tokamak Esférico) - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
  • FTU (Frascati Tokamak Upgrade) - ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development)
  • FuZE (Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment) - University of Washington
  • GDT Device - Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • GEKKO XII - Osaka University, Institute of Laser Engineering
  • HFRC (HUST FRC) - Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • HIAF (High Intensity heavy ion Accelerator Facility) - Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • HIST (Helicity Injected Spherical Torus) - University of Hyogo
  • HIT - University of Washington
  • HL-2A / HL-2M - SWIP (Southwestern Institute of Physics)
  • He Ion Source & DiFU Dual-Beam Facility - Ruđer Bošković Institute
  • ISTTOK (Instituto Superior Técnico TOKamak) - Instituto Superior Técnico
  • J-TEXT - Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • JT-60U - JAEA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency's) Naka Fusion Institute
  • Julong-1 Facility (aka PTS) - IFP (Intstitue of Fluid Physics)
  • KMAX (Keda Mirror with AXisymmetricity) - USTC (University of Science and Technology China)
  • KSTAR (Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research) - National Fusion Research Institute
  • KTX (Keda Torus eXperiment) - USTC (University of Science and Technology China)
  • LDX (Levitated Dipole Experiment) - MIT
  • LULI (Le Laboratoire pour l'utilisation des lasers intenses) - Ecole Polytechnique
  • MST (Madison Symmetric Torus) - University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Magnum-PSI - Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research
  • Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory - Fusion Energy Sciences
  • University of Washington’s William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Fusion Propulsion

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville - Propulsion Research Center

Hybrid Fusion-Fission

  • University of Texas at Austin - Institute for Fusion Studies

Nuclear Medicine & Radiology

  • UCL - Institute of Nuclear Medicine
  • The Institute of Cancer Research
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) - Medical Physics
  • University of Toronto - Department of Medical Imaging
  • Stanford - Nuclear Medicine Research Lab (NMRL)
  • John Hopkins Medicine - Radiology and Radiological Science
  • University of California, San Francisco - Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
  • University of Virginia - Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Amsterdam Universitair Medische Centra (UMC)


Other Nuclear Technology Related Groups & Organisations


List of topics linked to nuclear technology.

Notable People

List of people who made significant contributions to nuclear technology or nuclear physics.



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Further reading


Nuclear Power Today | Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear Association


Updated February 2020

The History of Nuclear Energy

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy


The Number of Fusion Energy Startups is Growing Fast - Here's Why

Sam Wurzel


February 7th, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts


Is Nuclear Fusion The Answer To Clean Energy?

Oct 29, 2019

Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

Jul 21, 2019

NASA's New Space Reactor Is Powered by Nuclear Fission

Jun 30, 2019

Thorium and the Future of Nuclear Energy

Jul 1, 2019


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