141.223 Alternative nuclear energy systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to see possibilities and risks of existing and working nuclear energy facilities and will have knowlede about future nuclear energy systems. They will be able to discuss and estimate such faclilties and may be able to step into  and work on different scientific details of such systems. Primary this lectures are about fusion technologies and the ways to get to working systems, but also about some other future technologies such as transmutation.

Subject of course

Features of fast reactors, alternative nuclear fuels, fusion systems with magnetic and inertial confinement, muon-fusion, plasma focus, nuclear transmution, nuclear energy systems in space, nuclear alternatives for energy production.

Teaching methods

Lecture, including parts of digital presentation for visualization of physical details.

Question to the students.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Step towards international research


  • Oesterreicher, Thomas


Course dates

Thu14:00 - 16:0005.03.2020Seminarraum AI Alternative nukleare Energiesysteme
Thu14:00 - 16:0012.03.2020Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Alternative nukleare Energiesysteme

Examination modalities

Verbal exam, the script may be used.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.03.2018 14:15 21.06.2018 15:45

Registration modalities

Atominstitut der Österr. Universitäten, Stadionallee 2, 1020 Wien - Hörsaal


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Elective
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Mandatory2. Semester
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
412 Subject: Physics Mandatory elective


Lecture notes for this course are availabe as download in TISS

Previous knowledge

Reactor physics recommended