Nuclear Energy

An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes


  • Raymond L. Murray, Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA


Sophomore and Junior undergraduate Engineering students in Mechanical, Nuclear, Chemical and Materials Engineering. Sophomore and Junior undergraduate students in physics and chemistry Graduate students in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical and Electrical Engineering in need of an introductory text on Nuclear energy Professional engineers in Mechanical, nuclear and Materials Engineering Managers and Technicians in the power-generation industries Managers and Technicians in the medical diagnostics and radiology-related industries Administrators charged with regulatory and safety issues affecting the nuclear power industry as well as the radioisotope materials industries.


Book information

  • Published: November 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370547-1

Table of Contents

Part I BASIC CONCEPTS1 Energy2 Atoms and Nuclei 3 Radioactivity4 Nuclear Processes5 Radiation and Materials6 Fission7 Fusion Part II NUCLEAR SYSTEMS8 Particle Accelerators 9 Isotope Separators 10 Radiation Detectors 11 Neutron Chain Reactions 12 Nuclear Heat Energy 13 Breeder Reactors 14 Fusion Reactors Part III NUCLEAR ENERGY AND MAN15 The History of Nuclear Energy 16 Biological Effects of Radiation 17 Information from Isotopes 18 Useful Radiation Effects 19 Reactor Safety and Security20 Nuclear Propulsion 21 Radiation Protection 22 Radioactive Waste Disposal 23 Laws, Regulations, and Organizations 24 Energy Economics 25 International Nuclear Power 26 Nuclear Explosions 27 The Future AppendixConversion Factors Atomic and Nuclear Data Answers to Exercises CommentsComputer Programs INDEX