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Nuclear Fission Reactors

Potential Role and Risks of Converters and Breeders

  • Günther Kessler

Part of the Topics in Energy book series (TENE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Günther Kessler
    Pages 1-13
  3. Günther Kessler
    Pages 43-66
  4. Günther Kessler
    Pages 102-134
  5. Günther Kessler
    Pages 135-151
  6. Günther Kessler
    Pages 152-190
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 252-258

About this book

Introduction

Nuclear power offers an abundant energy supply for the long term and at reasonable costs. Both are badly needed in this world of limited energy reserves and rising energy prices. On the other hand, there are questions widely discussed in the public on nuclear safety, on acceptable means of nuclear waste disposal, and concern on the proliferation of nuclear weapon capabilities. Public confu­ sion is widespread since facts are often overshadowed by emotions. Recognizing the need for reliable, factual and comprehensive information on nuclear energy, this book on Nuclear Fission Reactors is published .to present the scientific and technical facts of nuclear fission reactors, and to analyse their potential role and risks. The author, Professor Dr. G. Kessler, has worked in nuclear research and project management since 1963. From 1975 to 1978, he acted as project leader for the German/Belgian/Dutch Fast Breeder research and. development activi­ ties. Since then, he has been Director of the Institute of Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology in the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre. The book is part of the series "Topics in Energy" issued by Springer Publish­ ers. The intention of this series of in-depth analyses is to present the facts, inherent problems, trends and prospects of energy demand, resources and tech­ nologies. The vital importance of energy for human activities has become apparent to the public particularly through dramatic events in the area of oil supply.

Keywords

Kernbrennstoff Nuclear Reactors Reaktor fission nuclear fuel

Authors and affiliations

  • Günther Kessler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Neutronenphysik und ReaktortechnikKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-7622-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-7624-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-7622-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0723-4570
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