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TitleNuclear energy : principles, practices, and prospects
Author(s)David Bodansky
Edition2nd ed
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2004.
Description1 online resource (xxii, 693 p.) : ill
Abstract Note"This book presents a view of nuclear energy as an important carbon-free energy option. It discusses the nuclear fuel cycle, the types of reactors used today and proposed for the future, nuclear waste disposal, reactor accidents and reactor safety, nuclear weapon proliferation, and the cost of electric power. To provide background for these discussions, the book begins with chapters on the history of the development and use of nuclear energy, the health effects of ionizing radiation, and the basic physics principles of reactor operation." "The text has been rewritten and substantially expanded for this edition, to reflect changes that have taken place in the eight years since the publication of the first edition and to provide greater coverage of key topics."--Jacket
Contents NoteThe motivation for nuclear energy -- Nuclear power development -- Radioactivity and radiation exposures -- Effects of radiation exposures -- Neutron reactions -- Nuclear fission -- Chain reactions and nuclear reactors -- Types of nuclear reactors -- Nuclear fuel cycle -- Nuclear waste disposal : amounts of waste -- Storage and disposal of nuclear wastes -- U.S. waste disposal plans and the Yucca Mountain repository -- Policy issues in nuclear waste disposal -- Nuclear reactor safety -- Nuclear reactor accidents -- Future nuclear reactors -- Nuclear bombs, nuclear energy, and terrorism -- Proliferation of nuclear weapons -- Costs of electricity -- The prospects for nuclear energy -- A. Elementary aspects of nuclear physics -- B. General tables ; Acronyms and abbreviations ; Glossary
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Electronic books 4. G�enie nucl�eaire 5. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 6. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
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