Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

Volume 1

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Editors: Ernest J. Henley, Herbert Kouts
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224589

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Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology, Volume 1 provides an authoritative, complete, coherent, and critical review of the nuclear industry. This book covers a variety of topics, including nuclear power stations, graft polymerization, diffusion in uranium alloys, and conventional power plants. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the three stages of the operation of a power plant, either nuclear or conventionally fueled. This text then examines the major problems that face the successful development of commercial nuclear power plants. Other chapters consider the synthesis of graft copolymers by radiation-induced graft polymerization. This book discusses as well the processes of technical importance in the nuclear field, such as the bonding of fuel materials to cladding, or the release of fission gases from fuel elements. The final chapter deals with the effects of nuclear radiation in causing chemical changes in matter. This book is a valuable resource for scientists and engineers.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors

    Preface

    1 Thermodynamic Analysis of Nuclear Power Stations

    I. Introduction

    II. Steam Cycle Efficiency

    III. Auxiliary Power

    IV. Over-All Heat Cycle Efficiency

    V. Turbine Design for Low-Temperature Reactors

    VI. Power Conversion Cycles for Low-Temperature Reactors

    VII. Economics

    References

    2 The GBSR: A Graphite Moderated Boiling Water Steam Superheat Reactor

    I. Introduction

    II. Summary Description of a 300-Mwe Plant

    III. Discussion of the Concept

    IV. Conclusions

    V. Description of a 300-Mwe Plant

    VI. Pertinent Economics

    Acknowledgments

    References

    3 Radiation-Induced Graft Polymerization

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques of Grafting

    III. Mechanism of Graft Polymerization

    IV. Effects of Polymer Structure

    V. Effect of Additives

    VI. Properties of Graft Copolymers

    References

    4 Diffusion in Uranium, Its Alloys, And Compounds

    I. Introduction

    II. Diffusion in Single-Phase Uranium Alloys

    III. Diffusion in Multiphase Uranium Alloys

    IV. Diffusion of Gases in Uranium

    V. Diffusion in U02

    VI. Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    5 Performance Characteristics of Large Boiling Water Reactors

    I. Introduction

    II. Plant Description

    III. Physics Tests

    IV. Stability

    V. Power Distribution and Measurement

    VI. Load Following and General Characteristics of Operation

    References

    6 Economics of Nuclear Power

    I. Introduction

    II. The Problem of Technological Substitution

    III. The Effects of Equipment Production Techniques

    IV. Political Factors

    V. Prospective Costs of Conventional Power Plants

    VI. Conventional Fuel Costs

    VII. Nuclear Fuels

    VIII. Reactor Types

    IX. The Effect of Fixed Costs

    X. New Methods of Power Generation

    XI. Future Demands for Electric Power

    XII. Conclusions

    References

    7 Chemonuclear Reactors and Chemical Processing

    I. Introduction

    II. Radiation and Fission Fragment Chemistry

    III. Fission Fragment Chemonuclear Reactors

    IV. Neutron-Gamma Chemonuclear Reactors

    V. Proposed Chemonuclear Processes

    VI. Economics of Chemonuclear Processes and Comparison with Conventional Processes

    VII. Thermonuclear and Electrochemonuclear Reactors for Chemical Production and Power Production Purposes

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224589

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Ernest J. Henley

Herbert Kouts

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