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  • Nuclear Energy Outlook 2008by OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 147.00

    World energy demand continues to grow unabated and is leading to very serious concerns about security of supply, soaring energy prices and climate change stemming from fossil fuel consumption. Nuclear energy is being increasingly seen as having a role to play in addressing these concerns. Responding to renewed interest in nuclear energy, this... more...

  • Nuclear Powerby J. Wood

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2007; US$ 56.00

    Explains in detail how nuclear power works, its costs, benefits as part of the electricity supply system and examines its record. This book covers the nuclear power debate. more...

  • International Approaches to Securing Radioactive Sources Against Terrorismby Derek M. Robinson

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.95

    There is a voluntary International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) code of conduct, on the sorts of radiological sources used to make radiological dirty bombs. This book covers discussions designed to enhance cooperation between NATO and Partner countries in support of IAEA efforts to secure radioactive sources against the threat of terrorism. more...

  • Nuclear Reactor Physicsby Weston M. Stacey

    Wiley 2007; US$ 232.00

    Weston M. Stacey is Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His career spans more than 40 years of research and teaching in nuclear reactor physics, fusion plasma physics and fusion and fission reactor conceptual design. He led the IAEA INTOR Workshop (1979-88) that led to the present ITER project, for which he was... more...

  • The Quest for a Fusion Energy Reactorby Weston Stacey

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    At the Geneva Superpower Summit in November 1985, Secretary of the former Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Regan agreed to pursue an international effort to develop fusion energy for peaceful purposes. At a time when tension between these cold war nations was very high, how were these leaders able to come together to work towards... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...