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A methodology for the assessment of the proliferation resistance of nuclear power systems: topical report

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dc.contributor.author Papazoglou, Ioannis Agamennon
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-15T14:12:55Z
dc.date.available 2005-09-15T14:12:55Z
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier.other 04980676
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/27225
dc.description.abstract A methodology for the assessment of the differ- ential resistance of various nuclear power systems to misuse for the production of nuclear weapons is developed. In the context of this study, a nuclear system comprises a particular fuel cycle and the political/institutional framework in which it oper- ates. The latter may be country-specific. The methodology is based on the principles of Multiattribute Decision Analysis, wherein a set of in- dices or attributes which characterize the prolifera- tion resistance of nuclear systems is defined and evaluated for particular systems. Emphasis has been placed on delineating the logical structure of the problem, rather than on rank ordering the various systems of interest via techniques which aggregate the attribute values in a consistent manner. However, examples of the application of decision analysis in the latter situation have also been given to illustrate the potential of this approach to the proliferation problem. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher MIT Energy Lab en
dc.relation.ispartofseries MIT-EL en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 78-021 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries MIT-EL en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 78-022 en
dc.subject Nuclear disarmament en
dc.title A methodology for the assessment of the proliferation resistance of nuclear power systems: topical report en
dc.type Technical Report en


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