Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

  • Jeffery Lewins
  • Martin Becker

Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology book series (ANST, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. K. Saito
    Pages 79-128
  3. Weston M. Stacey Jr.
    Pages 129-221
  4. Ely M. Gelbard
    Pages 223-400
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-406

About this book

Introduction

Dur previous volume 14 was devoted to an exposition of the topics of sensitivity analysis and uncertainty theory with its development and application in nuclear reactor physics at the heart of the discussion. In this volume, we return to our customary format as a selection of topics of current interest, authored by those working in the field. These topics range from the theoretical underpinnings of the (linear) Boltzmann transport equation to a resume of our ex­ pectations in what still may be thought of as twenty-first century technology, the world's fusion reactor program. In the first article of this volume, we have Protopop­ escu's analysis of the structure of the Boltzmann equation and its solutions for energy and space-dependent problems of an eigenvalue nature. There long has been a curious "folk history" effect in this area~ Wigner and Weinberg could de­ scribe it as "what was generally known was generally untrue". This account of the Boltzmann equation surely will show that a rigorous basis for our expectations of certain solutions can be well-founded on analysis. Ely Gelbard's review of the methods of determining diffusion-type parameters in complex geometries where simple diffusion theory would be welcome has required just as much rigor to determine how such modeling can be made accurate, although to a more immediate and practical purpose. The two articles can be seen as interesting contrasts, facets of the same underlying problem showing apparently different aspects of the same central core.

Keywords

diffusion energy fusion neutron nuclear reactor physics scattering tokamak

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffery Lewins
    • 1
  • Martin Becker
    • 2
  1. 1.Cambridge UniversityCambridgeEngland
  2. 2.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3757-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3759-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3757-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2989
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