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Claessens, Michel 
ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor 
I12891 
2023 
eBook 

2 
Cacuci, Dan Gabriel 
The nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology, Volume III 
I12702 
2023 
eBook 

3 
Shen, QingBiao 
Polarization Theory of Nuclear Reactions 
I12656 
2023 
eBook 

4 
Cacuci, Dan Gabriel 
The nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology, Volume II 
I12631 
2023 
eBook 

5 
Cacuci, Dan Gabriel 
The nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology, Volume I 
I12435 
2022 
Book 

6 
Stutzmann, Martin 
The Physics of Renewable Energy 
I12257 
2022 
Book 

7 
Nacht, Michael 
Nuclear Security 
I11912 
2021 
eBook 

8 
Reinders, L. J 
The Fairy Tale of Nuclear Fusion 
I11796 
2021 
eBook 

9 
Reinders, L. J 
Sun in a Bottle?... Pie in the Sky! 
I11772 
2021 
eBook 

10 
Chen, LiangYao 
Optical Properties of Solar Absorber Materials and Structures 
I11667 
2021 
eBook 


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Title  ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor : Bringing a Sun to Earth 
Author(s)  Claessens, Michel 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Copernicus
2. Springer International Publishing, 2023. 
Description  XX, 265 p. 25 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides for the first time an insider???s view into ITER, the biggest fusion reactor in the world, which is currently being constructed in southern France. Now in its second edition, it updates readers on all developments at ITER and those at competing fusion initiatives worldwide, at the National Ignition Facility (US), the Joint European Torus (EU) and the tens of startups funded by private ventures. The author also shares his personal experience with this unique big science project. Aimed at bringing the ???energy of the stars??? to earth, ITER is funded by the major economic powers (China, the EU, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the USA). Often presented as a ???nuclear but green??? energy source, fusion could play an important role in the future electricity supply. But as delays accumulate and budgets continue to grow, ITER is currently a star partially obscured by clouds. Will ITER save humanity by providing a clean, safe and limitless source of energy, or is it merely a political showcase of cuttingedge technology? Is ITER merely an ambitious research project and partly a PR initiative driven by some politically connected scientists? In any case, ITER has already helped spur on rival projects in the USA, Canada and the UK. This book offers readers a behindthescenes look at this controversial project, which France snatched from Japan, and introduces them to a world of superlatives: with the largest magnets in the world, the biggest cryogenic plant and tremendous computing power, ITER is one of the most fascinating, and most international, scientific and technological endeavours of our time 
ISBN,Price  9783031377624 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK  SPRINGER
2. Electric power production
3. Energy and state
4. Energy policy
5. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
6. Mechanical Power Engineering
7. NUCLEAR ENERGY
8. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
9. NUCLEAR FUSION
10. Sustainability

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Title  The nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology, Volume III : Overcoming the Curse of Dimensionality: Nonlinear Systems 
Author(s)  Cacuci, Dan Gabriel 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2023. 
Description  XII, 369 p. 148 illus., 20 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This text describes a comprehensive adjoint sensitivity analysis methodology (CASAM), developed by the author, enabling the efficient and exact computation of arbitrarily highorder functional derivatives of model responses to model parameters in largescale systems. The model???s responses can be either scalarvalued functionals of the model???s parameters and state variables (as customarily encountered, e.g., in optimization problems) or general functionvalued responses, which are often of interest but are currently not amenable to efficient sensitivity analysis. The CASAM framework is set in linearly increasing Hilbert spaces, each of statefunctiondimensionality, as opposed to exponentially increasing parameterdimensional spaces, thereby breaking the socalled ???curse of dimensionality??? in sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. The CASAM applies to any model; the larger the number of model parameters, the more efficient the CASAM becomes for computing arbitrarily highorder response sensitivities. The text includes illustrative paradigm problems which are fully workedout to enable the thorough understanding of the CASAM???s principles and their practical application. The book will be helpful to those working in the fields of sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quantification, model validation, optimization, data assimilation, model calibration, sensor fusion, reducedorder modelling, inverse problems and predictive modelling. It serves as a textbook or as supplementary reading for graduate course on these topics, in academic departments in the natural, biological, and physical sciences and engineering. This Volume Three, the third of three, covers systems that are nonlinear in the state variables, model parameters and associated responses. The selected illustrative paradigm problems share these general characteristics. A separate Volume One covers systems that are linear in the state variables 
ISBN,Price  9783031227578 
Keyword(s)  1. Computational Physics and Simulations
2. COMPUTER SIMULATION
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Energy and state
5. Energy policy
6. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
7. ENGINEERING
8. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
9. Mathematical and Computational Engineering Applications
10. Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
11. MATHEMATICAL MODELS
12. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
13. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
14. Statistical Theory and Methods
15. Statistics??

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Title  Polarization Theory of Nuclear Reactions 
Author(s)  Shen, QingBiao 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2023. 
Description  XXV, 723 p. 38 illus., 2 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides the reader with a modern and comprehensive overview of nuclear polarization theory. The understanding of polarization phenomena greatly enriches data obtained from scattering and nuclear reactions by providing information on the interaction that can change spin orientation as well as important verification data for the study of nuclear structures and reaction mechanisms. The author methodically derives the polarization theory of nuclear reactions for various types of elastic scattering and twobody direct reactions between particles of different spin and unpolarized target nuclei with arbitrary spin, as well as the reactions between two polarized light particles and the polarization theory for photon beams. In addition, the polarization theories of relativistic nuclear reactions are rigorously covered in great scope and detail. A chapter on polarized particle transport theory presents the MonteCarlo method for describing the transport of polarized particles and formalizes the polarized particle transport equation. Here, the author also illustrates a novel and concrete scheme for establishing a polarization nuclear database. Nuclear polarization is important not only for microscopic nuclear structure and reaction studies but also for nuclear engineering, applied nuclear physics, and medical physics. With the development of radioactive beam facilities and, on the theoretical side, the development of consistent microscopic nuclear reaction and structure theories, this book on the polarization theory of nuclear reactions serves as a timely source of reference for students and researchers alike 
ISBN,Price  9783031118784 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK  SPRINGER
2. Energy and state
3. Energy policy
4. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
5. ENGINEERING
6. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
7. Mathematical and Computational Engineering Applications
8. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
9. NUCLEAR ENERGY
10. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
11. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
12. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  The nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology, Volume II : Overcoming the Curse of Dimensionality: LargeScale Application 
Author(s)  Cacuci, Dan Gabriel;Fang, Ruixian 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2023. 
Description  XVI, 463 p. 20 illus., 18 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This text describes a comprehensive adjoint sensitivity analysis methodology (CASAM), developed by the author, enabling the efficient and exact computation of arbitrarily highorder functional derivatives of model responses to model parameters in largescale systems. The CASAM framework is set in linearly increasing Hilbert spaces, each of statefunctiondimensionality, as opposed to exponentially increasing parameterdimensional spaces, thereby breaking the socalled ???curse of dimensionality??? in sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. The CASAM applies to any model; the larger the number of model parameters, the more efficient the CASAM becomes for computing arbitrarily highorder response sensitivities. The book will be helpful to those working in the fields of sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quantification, model validation, optimization, data assimilation, model calibration, sensor fusion, reducedorder modelling, inverse problems and predictive modelling. This Volume Two, the second of three, presents the largescale application of CASAM to compute exactly the first, second, third, and fourthorder sensitivities of the PolyethyleneReflected Plutonium (PERP) OECD/NEO international benchmark which is modeled mathematically by the Boltzmann particle transport equation. It follows from the description of the CASAM framework applied to linear systems in Volume One where the PERP benchmark's response of interest is the leakage of particles through its outer boundary. The benchmark represents the largest sensitivity analysis endeavor ever carried out in the field of reactor physics and the numerical results shown in this book prove, for the first time ever, that many of the secondorder sensitivities are much larger than the corresponding firstorder ones. Currently, the nthCASAM is the only known methodology which enables such largescale computations of the exact expressions and values of the nthorder response sensitivities 
ISBN,Price  9783031196355 
Keyword(s)  1. Computational Physics and Simulations
2. COMPUTER SIMULATION
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Energy and state
5. Energy policy
6. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
7. ENGINEERING
8. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
9. Mathematical and Computational Engineering Applications
10. Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
11. MATHEMATICAL MODELS
12. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
13. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
14. Statistical Theory and Methods
15. Statistics??

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Title  The nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology, Volume I : Overcoming the Curse of Dimensionality: Linear Systems 
Author(s)  Cacuci, Dan Gabriel 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XII, 362 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  The computational models of physical systems comprise parameters, independent and dependent variables. Since the physical processes themselves are seldom known precisely and since most of the model parameters stem from experimental procedures which are also subject to imprecisions, the results predicted by these models are also imprecise, being affected by the uncertainties underlying the respective model. The functional derivatives (also called ???sensitivities???) of results (also called ???responses???) produced by mathematical/computational models are needed for many purposes, including: (i) understanding the model by ranking the importance of the various model parameters; (ii) performing ???reducedorder modeling??? by eliminating unimportant parameters and/or processes; (iii) quantifying the uncertainties induced in a model response due to model parameter uncertainties; (iv) performing ???model validation,??? by comparing computations to experiments to address the question ???does the model represent reality???? (v) prioritizing improvements in the model; (vi) performing data assimilation and model calibration as part of forward ???predictive modeling??? to obtain bestestimate predicted results with reduced predicted uncertainties; (vii) performing inverse ???predictive modeling???; (viii) designing and optimizing the system. This 3Volume monograph describes a comprehensive adjoint sensitivity analysis methodology, developed by the author, which enables the efficient and exact computation of arbitrarily highorder sensitivities of model responses in largescale systems comprising many model parameters. The qualifier ???comprehensive??? is employed to highlight that the model parameters considered within the framework of this methodology also include the system???s uncertain boundaries and internal interfaces in phasespace. The model???s responses can be either scalarvalued functionals of the model???s parameters and state variables (e.g., as customarily encountered in optimization problems) or general functionvalued responses. Since linear operators admit bonafide adjoint operators, responses of models that are linear in the state functions (i.e., dependent variables) can depend simultaneously on both the forward and the adjoint state functions. Hence, the sensitivity analysis of such responses warrants the treatment of linear systems in their own right, rather than treating them as particular cases of nonlinear systems. This is in contradistinction to responses for nonlinear systems, which can depend only on the forward state functions, since nonlinear operators do not admit bonafide adjoint operators (only a linearized form of a nonlinear operator may admit an adjoint operator). Thus, Volume 1 of this book presents the mathematical framework of the nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology for ResponseCoupled Forward/Adjoint Linear Systems (abbreviated as ???nthCASAML???), which is conceived for the most efficient computation of exactly obtained mathematical expressions of arbitrarilyhighorder (nthorder) sensitivities of a generic system response with respect to all of the parameters underlying the respective forward/adjoint systems. Volume 2 of this book presents the application of the nthCASAML to perform a fourthorder sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of an OECD/NEA reactor physics benchmark which is representative of a largescale model comprises many (21,976) uncertain parameters, thereby amply illustrating the unique potential of the nthCASAML to enable the exact and efficient computation of chosen highorder response sensitivities to model parameters. Volume 3 of this book presents the ???nthOrder Comprehensive Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis Methodology for Nonlinear Systems??? (abbreviation: nthCASAMN) for the practical, efficient, and exact computation of arbitrarilyhigh order sensitivities of responses to model parameters for systems that are also nonlinear in their underlying state functions. Such computations are not feasible with any other methodology. The application of the nthCASAML and the nthCASAMN overcomes the socalled ???curse of dimensionality??? in sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, thus revolutionizing all of the fields of activities which require accurate computation of response sensitivities. Since this monograph includes many illustrative, fully workedout, paradigm problems, it can serve as a textbook or as supplementary reading for graduate courses in academic departments in the natural sciences and engineering 
ISBN,Price  9783030963644 
Keyword(s)  1. Computational Physics and Simulations
2. COMPUTER SIMULATION
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Energy and state
6. Energy policy
7. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
8. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
9. Engineering???Data processing
10. Mathematical and Computational Engineering Applications
11. Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
12. MATHEMATICAL MODELS
13. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
14. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
15. Statistical Theory and Methods
16. Statistics??

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Title  The Physics of Renewable Energy 
Author(s)  Stutzmann, Martin;Csoklich, Christoph 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIV, 194 p. 143 illus., 62 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides a concise overview of the physical basics of different forms of renewable energy (water, waves, wind, solar, thermal, geothermal, biofuels), focusing on the physical limits for the efficiency and energy densities of different current technologies. It also discusses relevant aspects of materials science, physical chemistry, and biophysics. The book is based on the lecture notes of a course taught at TU M??nchen to undergraduate and graduate students of Applied Physics and related engineering disciplines. It provides material that can be taught in a onesemester course with 4 hours per week and includes a selftest section to enable students to check their understanding 
ISBN,Price  9783031177248 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Electric power distribution
4. Energy and state
5. Energy Grids and Networks
6. Energy policy
7. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
8. Energy Storage
9. Mechanical and Thermal Energy Storage
10. OPTICAL MATERIALS

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Title  Nuclear Security : The Nexus Among Science, Technology and Policy 
Author(s)  Nacht, Michael;Frank, Michael;Prussin, Stanley 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  XVII, 340 p. 77 illus., 44 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This textbook is the first comprehensive and systematic account of the science, technology and policy issues associated with nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. Throughout their account of the evolution of nuclear policy, from its origin to the early Trump presidency, the authors interweave clear technical expositions of the science and technology that underpin and constrain it. The book begins by tracing the early work in atomic physics, the discovery of fission, and the developments that led to the Manhattan Project and the delivery of atomic bombs against Japan that ended World War II. It follows the initial failed attempts at nuclear disarmament, the onset of the Cold War nuclear arms competition, and the development of light water reactors to harness nuclear energy for electric power generation. The authors thoroughly unpack the problem of nuclear proliferation, examining the strategy and incentives for states that have and have not pursued nuclear weapons, and providing an overview of the nuclear arsenals of the current nuclear weapon states. They trace the technical, political and strategic evolution of deterrence, arms control and disarmament policies from the first attempts for an Outer Space Treaty in 1957 through the new START treaty of 2009. At critical junctures in the narrative, the authors explain the relevant nuclear science and technology including nuclear fission and criticality; nuclear materials and enrichment; nuclear detonation and nuclear weapons effects; nuclear weapons stockpile constraints, stewardship and surveillance; nuclear fusion and thermonuclear weapons; technologies for monitoring, verification and proliferation; and nuclear forensics. They conclude with an assessment of contemporary issues ranging from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached to halt Iran???s nuclear weapons development program, to the threat of nuclear terrorism, the perceived nuclear weapons policies of Russia and China, and the US efforts to provide disincentives for its allies to acquire their own nuclear weapons by maintaining credible security guarantees 
ISBN,Price  9783030750855 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Energy and state
4. Energy policy
5. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
6. International Security Studies
7. NUCLEAR ENERGY
8. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
9. Security Science and Technology
10. Security systems
11. Security, International

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Title  The Fairy Tale of Nuclear Fusion 
Author(s)  Reinders, L. J 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  XXX, 620 p. 171 illus., 138 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This carefully researched book presents facts and arguments showing, beyond a doubt, that nuclear fusion power will not be technically feasible in time to satisfy the world's urgent need for climateneutral energy. The author describes the 70year history of nuclear fusion; the vain attempts to construct an energygenerating nuclear fusion power reactor, and shows that even in the most optimistic scenario nuclear fusion, in spite of the claims of its proponents, will not be able to make a sizable contribution to the energy mix in this century, whatever the outcome of ITER. This implies that fusion power will not be a factor in combating climate change, and that the race to save the climate with carbonfree energy will have been won or lost long before the first nuclear fusion power station comes on line. Aimed at the general public as well as those whose decisions directly affect energy policy, this book will be a valuable resource for informing future debates 
ISBN,Price  9783030643447 
Keyword(s)  1. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
2. Climate Sciences
3. CLIMATOLOGY
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. Energy and state
7. Energy policy
8. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
9. NUCLEAR ENERGY
10. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
11. NUCLEAR FUSION
12. PLASMA (IONIZED GASES)
13. PLASMA PHYSICS

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Title  Sun in a Bottle?... Pie in the Sky! : The Wishful Thinking of Nuclear Fusion Energy 
Author(s)  Reinders, L. J 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  XV, 293 p. 50 illus., 43 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book gives an accessible overview of the 70year history of nuclear fusion research and the vain attempts to construct an energygenerating nuclear fusion reactor. It shows that even in the most optimistic scenario nuclear fusion, despite the claims of its proponents and the billions being spent on research, will not be able to make a sizable contribution to the energy mix in this century. The important consequence is that nuclear fusion will not be a factor in combating climate change, since the race for carbonfree energy will have been won or lost long before the first nuclear fusion power station comes on line. 
ISBN,Price  9783030747343 
Keyword(s)  1. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
2. Climate Sciences
3. CLIMATOLOGY
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. Energy and state
7. Energy policy
8. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
9. NUCLEAR ENERGY
10. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
11. NUCLEAR FUSION
12. PLASMA (IONIZED GASES)
13. PLASMA PHYSICS

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Title  Optical Properties of Solar Absorber Materials and Structures 
Author(s)  Chen, LiangYao 
Publication  Singapore, Springer Nature Singapore, 2021. 
Description  XVI, 172 p. 92 illus., 66 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book presents an overview of both the theory and experimental methods required to realize high efficiency solar absorber devices. It begins with a historical description of the study of spectrally selective solar absorber materials and structures based on optical principles and methods developed over the past few decades. The optical properties of metals and dielectric materials are addressed to provide the background necessary to achieve high performance of the solar absorber devices as applied in the solar energy field. In the following sections, different types of materials and structures, together with the relevant experimental methods, are discussed for practical construction and fabrication of the solar absorber devices, aiming to maximally harvest the solar energy while at the same time effectively suppressing the heatemission loss. The optical principles and methods used to evaluate the performance of solar absorber devices with broad applications in different physical conditions are presented. The book is suitable for graduate students in applied physics, and provides a valuable reference for researchers working actively in the field of solar energy 
ISBN,Price  9789811634925 
Keyword(s)  1. Catalysis
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Energy and state
5. Energy policy
6. Energy Policy, Economics and Management
7. FORCE AND ENERGY
8. LASER
9. LASERS
10. MATERIALS
11. Materials for Energy and Catalysis
12. Microwaves, RF Engineering and Optical Communications
13. OPTICAL MATERIALS
14. TELECOMMUNICATION

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