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Volume . Nuclear Energy

Published: 1st January 1993 Author: Raymond Murray
Preface to the Fourth Edition. Part I Basic Concepts. Energy. Atoms and nuclei. Radioactivity. Nuclear processes. Radiation and materials. Fission. Fusion. Part II Nuclear Systems. Particle accelerators. Isotope separators. Radiation detectors. Neutron heat energy. Breeder reactors. Fusion Reactors. Part III Nuclear Energy and Man. The history of nuclear energy. Biological effects of radiation. Information from isotopes. Useful radiation effects. Reactor safety. Nuclear propulsion. Radiation protection. Radioactive waste disposal. Laws, regulations, and organizations. Energy economics. International nuclear power. Nuclear explosions. The future. Appendix. Index.

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