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  • Nuclear Power and Energy Securityby Samuel A. Apikyan

    Springer 2010; US$ 119.00

    World energy consumption has grown dramatically over the past few decades. This growth in energy demand will be driven by large increases in both economic growth and world population coupled with rising living standards in rapidly growing countries. The last years, we routinely hear about a "renaissance" of nuclear energy. The recognition... more...

  • Environmental Radionuclidesby Klaus Froehlich

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 210.00

    The book presents a state-of-the-art summary of knowledge on the use of radionuclides to study processes and systems in the continental part of the Earth?s environment. It is conceived as a companion to the two volumes of this series, which deal with isotopes as tracers in the marine environment (Livingston, Marine Radioactivity ) and with the radioecology... more...

  • Trends in the Nuclear Fuel Cycleby OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 61.00

    The role of nuclear energy in a sustainable development context has multiple facets, a significant number of which relate to the nuclear fuel cycle. This report provides a description of the developments and trends in the nuclear fuel cycle that may improve the competitiveness and sustainability of nuclear generating systems over the medium and long... more...

  • Physics of Plutonium Recyclingby OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 75.00

    Although the recycling of plutonium as thermal mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in pressurised water reactors (PWRs) is now well-established on a commercial scale, many physics questions remain. The main question addressed in this report is the number of times plutonium can effectively be recycled in a PWR. This report describes in particular an exercise based... more...

  • Nuclear Corrosion Modelingby Roy Castelli

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 230.00

    Corrosion in nuclear power plants cause reductions in efficiency and increases in deposit build-up on plant surfaces, making for expensive maintentance and potential radiological health hazards. This book guides studies to predict and minimize corrosion, thus making nuclear power safer and more cost effective. Too often, reliance on empirical models... more...

  • Safety of Electromedical Devicesby Norbert Leitgeb

    Springer Vienna 2010; US$ 159.00

    - explains how to introduce a medical device on the European market - discusses legal and technical requirements for manufacturers - presents which safety requirements are to be met and how they can be satisfied and tested more...

  • Safety of VVER-440 Reactorsby Vladimír Slugen

    Springer London 2011; US$ 189.00

    Includes many figures and tables that provide detailed information about materials treatment and barrier leak tightness Discusses experiences specific to VVER-440 reactors help readers improve safety evaluation Draws on author's 25 years of experience to provide readers with in-depth knowledge more...

  • Semiconductor Detector Systemsby Helmuth Spieler

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 184.99

    Semiconductor sensors patterned at the micron scale combined with custom-designed integrated circuits have revolutionized semiconductor radiation detector systems. Designs covering many square meters with millions of signal channels are now commonplace in high-energy physics and the technology is finding its way into many other fields, ranging from... more...

  • Nuclear Energy Debateby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    The debate over the introduction of nuclear power in Australia has recently become more heated in light of safety concerns over the nuclear reactor meltdown emergency in Japan. Australia has also just committed to a carbon trading scheme to address its reliance on coal-fired energy and reduce greenhouse emissions. With 40% of the world?s uranium located... more...

  • Radiation Injury Prevention and Mitigation in Humansby Kedar N. Prasad

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 97.95

    Growing Health Concerns with Respect to Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation: Can We Prevent and/or Mitigate Them? Introduction Prevention of Radiation Injuries Mitigation of Radiation Injuries The Concept of a Bioshield against Radiation Damage Summary Physics of Radiological Weapons and Nuclear Reactors Introduction Structure of an Atom Isotopes... more...