Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

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

8th Edition - February 8, 2019

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  • Authors: Raymond Murray, Keith Holbert
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128128817
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128128824

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Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes, Eighth Edition, provides essential information on basic nuclear physics, systems and the applications of nuclear energy. It comprehensively covers Basic Concepts, Radiation and Its Uses, and Nuclear Power, providing students with a broad view of nuclear energy and science in a fast-paced format that features updated, timely content on topics of new and growing importance to current and future nuclear professionals, such as tritium-powered betavoltaic integrated circuit chips, the modulation of radioactive decay constant due to solar activity, Monte Carlo radiation transport calculations and accelerator-driven systems. This book is an essential resource for any first course on nuclear energy and systems.

Key Features

  • Contains coverage of timely topics, such as the connection between hydraulic fracturing (fracking), radioactivity and nuclear forensics
  • Covers the TerraPower traveling wave reactor, the first ever FDA approved drug for the treatment of acute radiation injury, and more
  • Describes the industry response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including FLEX in the U.S.
  • Includes more worked examples and end of chapter exercises


Mechanical, nuclear, chemical and materials engineering undergraduates. Working engineers in mechanical, nuclear and materials fields; professionals in power-generation, medical diagnostics, and radiology industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Energy
    2. Atoms and Nuclei
    3. Radioactivity
    4. Nuclear Processes
    5. Radiation and Materials
    6. Fission
    7. Fusion
    8. The History of Nuclear Energy
    9. Particle Accelerators
    10. Biological Effects of Radiation
    11. Radiation Protection
    12. Radiation Detectors
    13. Information From Isotopes
    14. Useful Radiation Effects
    15. Isotope Separators
    16. Neutron Chain Reactions
    17. Nuclear Heat Energy
    18. Nuclear Power Plants
    19. Reactor Theory Introduction
    20. Time Dependent Reactor Behavior
    21. Reactor Safety and Security
    22. Nuclear Propulsion and Remote Power
    23. Radioactive Waste Disposal
    24. Nuclear Energy Future
    25. Breeder Reactors
    26. Fusion Reactors
    27. Nuclear Weapons

Product details

  • No. of pages: 624
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: February 8, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128128817
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128128824

About the Authors

Raymond Murray

Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, USA (deceased)

Affiliations and Expertise

Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, USA

Keith Holbert

Keith Holbert is the founding director of the nuclear power generation program and an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. He joined the ASU faculty in 1989 after earning his doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee. His research expertise is in instrumentation and system diagnostics including radiation effects on sensors. Holbert has performed tests on safety-related systems in more than a dozen nuclear power plants in the United States. He has published more than 200 journal and conference papers, two textbooks and holds one patent. Holbert is a registered professional (nuclear) engineer. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Holbert teaches undergraduate and graduate engineering courses on electric power generation (from all forms of energy), nuclear reactor theory and design, nuclear power plant controls and diagnostics, reactor safety analysis, and health physics and radiation measurements. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University; Senior Member, IEEE; registered Professional (nuclear) Engineer

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