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Nuclear

  • Fukushima and Beyondby Christopher Hubbard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In light of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident of 2011 the prospect of including or excluding nuclear power in a low-carbon twenty-first century world is now increasingly critical. It is in this emerging scenario and context that this book presents a full suite of historical, contemporary and projected data. Its use of complementary and comparative... more...

  • The Physics of the Manhattan Projectby Bruce Cameron Reed

    Springer 2014; US$ 89.99

    The development of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project is one of the most significant scientific events of the twentieth century. This revised and updated 3rd edition explores the challenges that faced the scientists and engineers of the Manhattan Project. It gives a clear introduction to fission weapons at the level of an upper-year undergraduate... more...

  • Physical and Statistical Models for Steam Generator Clogging Diagnosisby Sylvain Girard

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Clogging of steam generators in nuclear power plants is a highly sensitive issue in terms of performance and safety and this book proposes a completely novel methodology for diagnosing this phenomenon. It demonstrates real-life industrial applications of this approach to French steam generators and applies the approach to operational data gathered... more...

  • Ownership and Control of Oilby Bianca Sarbu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00

    Ownership and Control of Oil examines government decisions about how much control to exert over the petroleum industry, focusing on the role of National Oil Companies in the production of crude oil since the nationalizations in the 1970s. What are the motives for which some producing states opt for less and NOT more control of their oil production... more...

  • High Temperature Gas Dynamicsby Tarit K. Bose

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    High Temperature Gas Dynamics is a primer for scientists, engineers, and students who would like to have a basic understanding of the physics and the behavior of high-temperature gases. It is a valuable tool for astrophysicists as well. The first chapters treat the basic principles of quantum and statistical mechanics and how to derive thermophysical... more...

  • Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriersby Raymond N. Yong; Roland Pusch; Masashi Nakano

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 231.00

    One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and barriers to isolate spent fuel canisters in boreholes deep... more...

  • The Swedish Nuclear Dilemmaby William D. Nordhaus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Renowned economist William Nordhaus has developed many innovative approaches for analyzing complex environmental questions. He applies them to the possible phaseout of nuclear power in Sweden in The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment. While making a major contribution to that debate, this book has value that extends well beyond the... more...

  • Progress of Nuclear Safety for Symbiosis and Sustainabilityby Hidekazu Yoshikawa; Zhijian Zhang

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book introduces advanced methods of computational and information systems allowing readers to better understand the state-of-the-art design and implementation technology needed to maintain and enhance the safe operation of nuclear power plants. The subjects dealt with in the book are (i) Full digital instrumentation and control systems and human?machine... more...

  • Magnetic Fusion Technologyby Thomas J. Dolan

    Springer 2014; US$ 279.00

    Magnetic Fusion Technology describes the technologies that are required for successful development of nuclear fusion power plants using strong magnetic fields. These technologies include: ? magnet systems, ? plasma heating systems, ? control systems, ? energy conversion systems, ? advanced materials development, ? vacuum systems, ? cryogenic systems,... more...

  • Strategic Nuclear Sharingby Julian Schofield

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    The sharing of nuclear weapons technology between states is unexpected, because nuclear weapons are such a powerful instrument in international politics, but sharing is not rare. This book proposes a theory to explain nuclear sharing and surveys its rich history from its beginnings in the Second World War. more...