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by Donald R Wiles Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

Following a description of the structure of the atomic nucleus, the author describes the several kinds of nuclear instability and their consequences: alpha, beta and gamma emission. He then outlines the actions...

Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth

by Gar Smith, Jerry Mander & Ernest Callenbach Chelsea Green Publishing (October 25, 2012)

Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or safe. With Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the nuclear industry's record of catastrophic failures now averages one major disaster every decade. After three...

Silver Nanoparticles: Properties, Synthesis Techniques, Characterizations, Antibacterial and Anticancer Studies

by Shweta Rajawat & M. M. Malik ASME Press (February 02, 2018)

This monograph introduces historical background of silver and narrates exhaustive literature review conducted during the research. It gives details about the existing physical, chemical and biological approaches....

An Instructional Aid For Occupational Safety and Health in Mechanical Engineering Design

Nuclear Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics: Past, Present and Future

by Pradip Saha ASME Press (October 05, 2017)

50 character min., 4,000 character max

Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities - SATIF 10

by Collective Oecd (January 17, 2011)

Particle accelerators have evolved over the last decades from simple devices to powerful machines, and are having an increasingly important impact on research, technology and daily life. Today they cover a wide...

The Security of Energy Supply and the Contribution of Nuclear Energy

by Collective Oecd (December 26, 2010)

What contribution can nuclear energy make to improve the security of energy supply? This study, which examines a selection of OECD member countries, qualitatively and quantitatively validates the often intuitive...

The Financing of Nuclear Power Plants

by Collective Oecd (December 01, 2009)

Many countries have recognised that greater use of nuclear power could play a valuable role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. However, given the high capital cost and complexity of nuclear power plants,...

Strategic and Policy Issues Raised by the Transition from Thermal to Fast Nuclear Systems

by Collective Oecd (April 07, 2009)

The renewed interest in nuclear energy triggered by concerns about global climate change and security of supply could lead to substantial growth in nuclear electricity generation and expanded interest in fast...

Considering Timescales in the Post-closure Safety of Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

by Collective Oecd (April 07, 2009)

A key challenge in the development of safety cases for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste is handling the long time frame over which the radioactive waste remains hazardous. The intrinsic hazard...

Stability and Buffering Capacity of the Geosphere for Long-term Isolation of Radioactive Waste

by Collective Oecd (March 04, 2009)

Geological settings selected as potential host formations for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste are chosen for, among other assets, their long-term stability and buffering capacity against destabilising...

Natural Tracer Profiles Across Argillaceous Formations

by Collective Oecd (March 04, 2009)

This technical report describes the results of the Nuclear Energy Agency's CLAYTRAC project, in which natural tracer data from nine sites was evaluated to assess potential impacts of disposal of radiological...

Radioactive Waste in Perspective

by Collective Oecd (September 10, 2010)

Large volumes of hazardous wastes are produced each year, however only a small proportion of them are radioactive. While disposal options for hazardous wastes are generally well established, some types of hazardous...

Uranium 2009

by Collective Oecd (July 21, 2010)

With several countries currently building nuclear power plants and planning the construction of more to meet long-term increases in electricity demand, uranium resources, production and demand remain topics...

Nuclear Production of Hydrogen

by Collective Oecd (June 23, 2010)

Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role as a sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier in the 21st century. This report describes the scientific and technical challenges associated...

Partnering for Long-Term Management of Radioactive Waste

by Collective Oecd (April 08, 2010)

National radioactive waste management programmes are in various phases of siting facilities and rely on distinct technical approaches for different categories of waste. In all cases, it is necessary for institutional...

Towards Transparent, Proportionate and Deliverable Regulation for Geological Disposal

by Collective Oecd (February 09, 2010)

These workshop proceedings highlight the significant amount of work accomplished over the past decade in delivering transparent, proportionate regulation for geological disposal, and identify important differences...

Risk Importance Measures in the Design and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants

by Ivan Vrbanic American Society of Mechanical Engineers (January 10, 2017)

In using risk-informed approaches for ensuring safety of operating nuclear power plants (NPPs), risk importance measures obtained from probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) of the plants are integral elements...

The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Future of Renewable Energy

by Naoto Kan & Brett De Bary Cornell Global Perspectives (January 15, 2018)

In a speech delivered in Japanese at Cornell University, Naoto Kan describes the harrowing days after a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear...

Devastating Nuclear Accidents throughout History: Causes and Results - Science Book for Kids 9-12 | Children's Science & Nature Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Historical facts will give you either joy or sadness. In this case, you will experience deep sadness as you go over some of the Devastating Nuclear Accidents throughout History. You will be reading about what...

Project Plowshare

by Scott Kaufman Cornell University Press

Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech, scientists at the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of California's Radiation Laboratory began in 1957 a program they called Plowshare....

Nuclear Power

by David Elliott IOP Concise Physics (May 02, 2017)

This book looks at the early history of nuclear power, at what happened next, and at its longer-term prospects. The main question is: can nuclear power overcome the problems that have emerged? It was once touted...

How Our Space Program Uses Ion Propulsion | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The next pages will discuss rocket science. But don't worry, we extracted the juice of the topic to deliver it to you in the most age-appropriate way. The use of a picture book to discuss the complex truths...

How Do Scientists Split the Atom? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Working with atoms requires years of education and experiments. Luckily, scientists have already done that and they even recorded the results of their studies for others to know. Such results have been created...

What's the Difference Between Fission and Fusion? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Although fission and fusion are both nuclear reactions, they are miles apart in terms of definitions. Fission splits while fusion combines. You can use this child-friendly book of physics to teach the principles...

Organizational Cultures and the Management of Nuclear Technology: Political and Military Sociology

by Karthika Sasikumar Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

Since 1945, eight countries have officially acknowledged the possession of nuclear weapons. Roughly 440 commercial nuclear reactors operate in thirty countries providing 14 percent of the world’s electricity....