Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy : An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes

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Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. Presented is a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 195.58 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 1,156.65g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • ill
  • 0123705479
  • 9780123705471
  • 1,269,203

Table of contents


1 Energy
2 Atoms and Nuclei
3 Radioactivity
4 Nuclear Processes
5 Radiation and Materials
6 Fission
7 Fusion

8 Particle Accelerators
9 Isotope Separators
10 Radiation Detectors
11 Neutron Chain Reactions
12 Nuclear Heat Energy
13 Breeder Reactors
14 Fusion Reactors


15 The History of Nuclear Energy
16 Biological Effects of Radiation
17 Information from Isotopes
18 Useful Radiation Effects
19 Reactor Safety and Security
20 Nuclear Propulsion
21 Radiation Protection
22 Radioactive Waste Disposal
23 Laws, Regulations, and Organizations
24 Energy Economics
25 International Nuclear Power
26 Nuclear Explosions
27 The Future

Conversion Factors
Atomic and Nuclear Data
Answers to Exercises
Computer Programs

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About Raymond Murray

Keith Holbert is presently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering of Arizona State University (ASU) where he has been a faculty member since 1989. He earned his B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from University of Tennessee. His research expertise is in the area of instrumentation and system diagnostics including radiation effects on sensors. Keith has performed tests on safety-related systems in more than a dozen nuclear power plants in the U.S. He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers, a textbook, and holds one patent. Dr. Holbert is a registered professional (nuclear) engineer (P.E.). Keith is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Society for Engineering Education, and a Senior Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Keith is the Chair of the Arizona Section of the ANS and the Director of the Nuclear Power Generation Program at ASU. Dr. Holbert presently holds a Guest Scientist affiliation with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor Holbert teaches undergraduate and graduate engineering courses on electric power generation (from all forms of energy), nuclear reactor theory and design, nuclear power plant controls and diagnostics, reactor safety analysis, and health physics and radiation measurements. Besides teaching awards at ASU, Dr. Holbert was recently recognized with the IEEE Transactions on Education Best Paper award for 2010.
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