Title: Thorium dioxide as a nuclear fuel: a scientometric analysis

Authors: B.S. Kademani; Ganesh Surwase; Anil Sagar; K. Bhanumurthy

Addresses: Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (MH) 400 085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (MH) 400 085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (MH) 400 085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (MH) 400 085, India

Abstract: The present study is aimed at analysing the growth of publications on thorium dioxide (ThO2). INIS database is used as a source to analyse the focused areas of this field for the period 1970-2011. The database contained 2337 publications on thorium dioxide. The study analysed the broad features of literature on thorium dioxide, focusing on year-wise publications, highly productive countries, country-wise activity index, domain-wise distribution of publications, highly productive institutes, international collaboration, and most preferred journals for publication in the field.

Keywords: thorium dioxide; ThO2; publication productivity; activity index; international collaboration; nuclear knowledge management; nuclear energy; nuclear power; nuclear fuels; scientometric analysis; scientific publications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2013.054497

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.2, pp.111 - 125

Received: 21 Feb 2013
Accepted: 26 Feb 2013

Published online: 17 Jun 2013 *

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