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Author De Sanctis, Enzo, author
Title Energy from nuclear fission : an introduction / by Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 278 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Undergraduate lecture notes in physics, 2192-4791
Undergraduate lecture notes in physics
Note Part I. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity -- 1. The Building Blocks of Matter -- 2. Radioactivity and Penetrating Power of Nuclear Radiation -- 3. Nuclear Reactions and Fission -- Part II. Nuclear Energy from Nuclear Fission -- 4. Nuclear Reactors -- 5. Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection -- 6. Management of Radioactive Waste -- Glossary
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
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Nuclear energy
Nuclear fission
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
Nuclear Engineering
Energy Technology
Alt Author Monti, Stefano, author
Ripani, Marco, author
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