Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications

Thomas B. Kingery
John Wiley & Sons, 10 ago. 2011 - 448 páginas
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The A-to-Z reference resource for nuclear energy information

A significant milestone in the history of nuclear technology, Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications is a comprehensive and authoritative reference guide written by a committee of the world's leading energy experts.

The encyclopedia is packed with cutting-edge information about where nuclear energy science and technology came from, where they are today, and what the future may hold for this vital technology. Filled with figures, graphs, diagrams, formulas, and photographs, which accompany the short, easily digestible entries, the book is an accessible reference work for anyone with an interest in nuclear energy, and includes coverage of safety and environmental issues that are particularly topical in light of the Fukushima Daiichi incident.

A definitive work on all aspects of the world's energy supply, the Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia brings together decades of knowledge about energy sources and technologies ranging from coal and oil, to biofuels and wind, and ultimately nuclear power.


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Glossary and Acronyms
Nuclear Energy Past Present and Future
Benefits and Role of Nuclear Power
Early History Of Nuclear Energy
Early Commercial Development of Nuclear Energy
Basic Concepts of Thermonuclear Fusion
Tomorrows Hope for a PebbleBed Nuclear Reactor
Introduction to GenerationIV Fission Reactors
The Very High Temperature Reactor
Supercritical Water Reactor
GenerationIV GasCooled Fast Reactor
Historical Origins and Development of Fusion Research

Oklo Natural Fission Reactor
Electrical Generation from Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear Energy for Water Desalination
Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation
UraniumPlutonium Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Global Perspective on Thorium Fuel
Design Principles of Nuclear Materials
Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing
Safety of Nuclear Fission Reactors Learning from
Spent Fuel and Waste Disposal
CANDU Pressurized Heavy Water Nuclear Reactors
Light Water Reactors
GraphiteModerated Fission Reactor Technology
Status of Fast Reactors
Plasma Physics and Engineering
Fusion Technology
Power Plant Projects
Inertial Fusion Energy Technology
Suggested Reading
Fusion Economics
LowEnergy Nuclear Reactions A ThreeStage Historical
LowEnergy Nuclear Reactions Transmutations
WidomLarsen Theory Possible Explanation of LENRs
Potential Applications of LENRs
Direct Energy Conversion Concepts
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Sobre el autor (2011)

Steven B. Krivit is an investigative science journalist, photographer, author, and international speaker with specific expertise on the topic of low-energy nuclear reaction research. He is Senior Editor of New Energy Times and co-editor of volumes one and two of the American Chemical Society LENR Sourcebooks.

Jay H. Lehr received the nation's first PhD in ground water hydrology from the University of Arizona in 1962. He taught both at the University of Arizona and Ohio State University before serving for twenty-five years as head of the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, where he was editor of Ground Water and Ground Water Monitoring Review.

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