Title: Molten salts in nuclear science and technology: a scientometric perspective

Authors: Ganesh Surwase; Lalit Mohan; B. S. Kademani; K. Bhanumurthy

Addresses: Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: This paper attempts to highlight quantitatively and qualitatively the growth and development of world literature on molten salts in terms of publication output as per INIS database (1972-2011). The objective of the study was to perform a scientometric analysis of all research publications on molten salts in the world. The parameters studied include year-wise growth of publications, country-wise distribution of publications, activity index of top countries, highly productive institutes, language-wise distribution of publications, distribution of publications as per document type, highly preferred journals and identification of highly cited publications on molten salts.

Keywords: scientometrics; publication productivity; nuclear science; nuclear technology; molten salts; MSR; molten salt reactors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2014.058923

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2014 Vol.6 No.3, pp.183 - 198

Received: 18 May 2013
Accepted: 23 Jun 2013

Published online: 29 Jan 2014 *

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