Date of this Version
Annual Review of Nuclear Science Vol. 14, 1964
Energy from nuclear sources will contribute substantially toward meeting the world's power requirements by the end of this century and possibly will dominate by the middle of the next. While it is hoped that the fusion of hydrogen or deuterium will ultimately provide energy at negligible cost, this is not certain; and present efforts are directed mainly toward the develop ment of reactors wherein nuclear energy is released by the neutron-induced fission of certain isotopes of uranium and plutonium.