Elementary Reactor Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080118109, 9781483181011

Elementary Reactor Physics

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Nuclear Engineering Division

Authors: P. J. Grant
eBook ISBN: 9781483181011
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 204
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Elementary Reactor Physics details the underlying principles that govern the physical processes taking place in a nuclear reactor core. The title tackles the various variables that contribute to the kinetic behavior of a nuclear reactor. The text first introduces the basic concepts of nuclear reactor kinetics, and then proceeds to tackling neutron and neutron cross-sections. Next, the selection covers neutron diffusion and the slowing down of neutrons. The text also covers both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, along with the effects of temperature and of fission products. The eighth chapter discusses long-term changes, while the last chapter tackles control rod calculations. The book will be of great use to students of degrees involved in dealing with various operational concerns in nuclear reactors.

Table of Contents


I. Introduction

II. Neutron Flux and Neutron Cross-sections

III. Neutron Diffusion

IV. The Slowing Down of Neutrons

V. The Homogeneous Reactor

VI. The Heterogeneous Reactor

VII. The Effects of Temperature and of Fission Products

VIII. Long-term Changes

IX. Control Rod Calculations

Appendix I. Useful Constants

II. Nuclear Data

III. Data for Westcott EflFective Cross-sections

IV. Solutions of the Age Equation



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