Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
    Pages 1-3
  3. Michael Natelson
    Pages 5-40
  4. Ronald Allen Knief
    Pages 41-102
  5. Taek K. Kim
    Pages 103-123
  6. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
    Pages 125-136
  7. Shuichi Hasegawa
    Pages 137-147
  8. James S. Tulenko
    Pages 149-157
  9. James S. Tulenko
    Pages 159-163
  10. J. Stephen Herring
    Pages 165-185
  11. Michael F. Simpson, Jack D. Law
    Pages 187-204
  12. David R. Turner
    Pages 205-240
  13. Thomas J. Dolan
    Pages 251-293
  14. M. R. Deinert
    Pages 295-308
  15. Richard E. Faw, J. Kenneth Shultis
    Pages 309-340
  16. Wm. David Kulp III
    Pages 341-354
  17. John W. Poston Sr.
    Pages 355-359
  18. John W. Poston Sr.
    Pages 361-367
  19. J. Kenneth Shultis, Richard E. Faw
    Pages 369-393
  20. Robert Bruce Hayes
    Pages 395-410
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 429-438

About this book


This book provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of the nuclear energy enterprise for both fission and fusion reactors. Featuring 22 peer-reviewed chapters by recognized authorities in the field, the book offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, current areas of research, and goals for the future. Topics range from fundamental reactor physics calculations, reactor design, nuclear fuel resources, and the nuclear fuel cycle, to radiation detection and protection and the economics of nuclear power. All chapters have been updated from the first edition, with new chapters added on small modular reactors, medical applications - atomic and nuclear, an

d applications of radioisotopes. As each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the area, the reader can be assured that the text is accurate, up-to-date, and will appeal to a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and energy industry experts.


Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Fission Reactor Physics GEN-IV Reactors Ionizing Radiation Detectors Isotope Separation Methods Nuclear Fuel Modern Nuclear Fuel Cycles Nuclear Energy Book Nuclear Energy Sustainability Nuclear Fission Power Plants Nuclear Fuel Nuclear Fusion Nuclear Power Economics Nuclear Reactor Materials Nuclear Safeguards Radiation Shielding Radioactive Waste Management Thorium Resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nevada-RenoRenoUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6617-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6618-9
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