Energy from nuclear fission : an introduction /

This book provides an overview on nuclear physics and energy production from nuclear fission. It serves as a readable and reliable source of information for anyone who wants to have a well-balanced opinion about exploitation of nuclear fission in power plants. The text is divided into two parts; the...

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Author / Creator:De Sanctis, E. (Enzo), author.
Imprint:Switzerland : Springer, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Undergraduate lecture notes in physics, 2192-4791
Undergraduate lecture notes in physics,
Subject:Nuclear energy.
Nuclear fission.
Atomic & molecular physics.
Nuclear power & engineering.
Energy technology & engineering.
Science -- Nuclear Physics.
Technology & Engineering -- Power Resources -- Nuclear.
Technology & Engineering -- Power Resources -- General.
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear fission.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11264103
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Other authors / contributors:Monti, Stefano, author.
Ripani, Marco, author.
ISBN:9783319306513
3319306510
3319306499
9783319306490
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 28, 2016).
Summary:This book provides an overview on nuclear physics and energy production from nuclear fission. It serves as a readable and reliable source of information for anyone who wants to have a well-balanced opinion about exploitation of nuclear fission in power plants. The text is divided into two parts; the first covers the basics of nuclear forces and properties of nuclei, nuclear collisions, nuclear stability, radioactivity, and provides a detailed discussion of nuclear fission and relevant topics in its application to energy production. The second part covers the basic technical aspects of nuclear fission reactors, nuclear fuel cycle and resources, safety, safeguards, and radioactive waste management. The book also contains a discussion of the biological effects of nuclear radiation and of radiation protection, and a summary of the ten most relevant nuclear accidents. The book is suitable for undergraduates in physics, nuclear engineering and other science subjects. However, the mathematics is kept at a level that can be easily followed by wider circles of readers. The addition of solved problems, strategically placed throughout the text, and the collections of problems at the end of the chapters allow readers to appreciate the quantitative aspects of various phenomena and processes. Many illustrations and graphs effectively supplement the text and help visualising specific points.
Other form:Print version: 9783319306490
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-30651-3