Title: Analysis study for nanotechnology promotions in the nuclear industry using system dynamics

Authors: Taeho Woo, Yunil Kim

Addresses: Department of Advanced Technology, Korea Research & Simulation, Corp., Chongam-dong, Sungbuk-gu, 106-1702, Seoul 136-780, Korea. ' Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, 34 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-338, Korea

Abstract: The investment in the nuclear industry by nanoscale technology is investigated. For marketing innovations, the consideration of the risks and benefits in the industry is important. For the promotion of a new technology, it is necessary to improve the safety standard of this technology, and the Risk Assessment (RA) of nanotechnology (NT) is an important step in the application of nanoscale principles to nuclear technology. The NanoSim2009 is constructed as a science and technology simulator, which is used to estimate future performance using a systems thinking method, System Dynamics (SD), until 2030. The future performance is expected to result in better profits, with two stages and three kinds of major factors for the early stage. The NanoSim2009 can be used for other kinds of technology estimators, such as Information Technology (IT) or biotechnology (BT).

Keywords: system dynamics; risk assessment; NanoSim2009; nanotechnology; information technology; biological technology; nuclear industry; nuclear power; nuclear technology; safety; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2010.033307

International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2010 Vol.3 No.2, pp.117 - 126

Available online: 24 May 2010

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