Nuclear Energy,
Edition 8 An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes
By Raymond Murray and Keith E. Holbert, Ph.D.

Publication Date: 12 Feb 2019

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
About the author
By Raymond Murray, Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, USA; Keith E. Holbert, Ph.D., Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University; Senior Member, IEEE and registered Professional (nuclear) Engineer
Book details
ISBN: 9780128128817
Page Count: 624
Retail Price : £69.99
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Mechanical, nuclear, chemical and materials engineering undergraduates. Working engineers in mechanical, nuclear and materials fields; professionals in power-generation, medical diagnostics, and radiology industries

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