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Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion

by Jean Louis Bobin

The book is a presentation of the basic principles and main achievements in the field of nuclear fusion. It encompasses both magnetic and inertial confinements plus a few exotic mechanisms for nuclear fusion....


International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies 46th Session: The Role of Science in the Third Millennium

by R Ragaini

Proceedings of the 46th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2013, over 100 scientists from 43 countries in...


Fusion Technology 1990

by B.E. Keen, M. Huguet & R.M. Hemsworth

The aim of the biennial series of symposia on Fusion Technology, organized by the European Fusion Laboratories, is the exchange of information on the design, construction and operation of fusion experiments....


The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Disaster: Investigating the Myth and Reality

by The Independ Fukushima Nuclear Accident

When the Nuclear Safety Commission in Japan reviewed safety-design guidelines for nuclear plants in 1990, the regulatory agency explicitly ruled out the need to consider prolonged AC power loss. In other words,...


Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman & Susan Q. Stranahan

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors....


Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste

by J Ahn & M J Apted

Geological disposal has been internationally adopted as the most effective approach to assure the long-term, safe disposition of the used nuclear fuels and radioactive waste materials produced from nuclear power...


Understanding and Mitigating Ageing in Nuclear Power Plants: Materials and Operational Aspects of Plant Life Management (PLIM)

by Ph G Tipping

Plant life management (PLiM) is a methodology focussed on the safety-first management of nuclear power plants over their entire lifetime. It incorporates and builds upon the usual periodic safety reviews and...


Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth

by Gar Smith, Jerry Mander & Ernest Callenbach

Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or safe. With Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the nuclear industry's record of catastrophic failures now averages one major disaster every decade. After three...


Quarterly Essay 27 Reaction Time: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option

by Ian Lowe

Australia is at a crossroads: if we are to halt global warming, do we need to stride resolutely into a nuclear future?

In this engrossing and persuasive essay, Ian Lowe discusses his one-time belief in the...


Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

by Tom Zoellner

The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it

Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox,...


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

by Raymond L. Murray

Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment...


Neutron Fluctuations: A Treatise on the Physics of Branching Processes

by Imre Pazsit & Lenard Pal

The transport of neutrons in a multiplying system is an area of branching processes with a clear formalism. This book presents an account of the mathematical tools used in describing branching processes, which...


Power Plays: Enriched Uranium and Homeland Security

by Christopher Hubbard

This book contributes to a new understanding of one of the most serious security implications inherent in the current rapid growth in nuclear power generation. It assesses attempts made to deal with the latent...


Why Vs Why: Nuclear Power

by Ian Lowe & Barry Brook

Why vs Why is a unique series of small books that tackle both sides of the hot topics that pop up to confront, confuse, and trouble everyone. Each book includes both sides of the debate on one hot topic. They’re...


Organizational Cultures and the Management of Nuclear Technology: Political and Military Sociology

by Karthika Sasikumar

Since 1945, eight countries have officially acknowledged the possession of nuclear weapons. Roughly 440 commercial nuclear reactors operate in thirty countries providing 14 percent of the world’s electricity....


Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities - SATIF 10

by Collective

Particle accelerators have evolved over the last decades from simple devices to powerful machines, and are having an increasingly important impact on research, technology and daily life. Today they cover a wide...


The Security of Energy Supply and the Contribution of Nuclear Energy

by Collective

What contribution can nuclear energy make to improve the security of energy supply? This study, which examines a selection of OECD member countries, qualitatively and quantitatively validates the often intuitive...


The Financing of Nuclear Power Plants

by Collective

Many countries have recognised that greater use of nuclear power could play a valuable role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. However, given the high capital cost and complexity of nuclear power plants,...


Strategic and Policy Issues Raised by the Transition from Thermal to Fast Nuclear Systems

by Collective

The renewed interest in nuclear energy triggered by concerns about global climate change and security of supply could lead to substantial growth in nuclear electricity generation and expanded interest in fast...


Considering Timescales in the Post-closure Safety of Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

by Collective

A key challenge in the development of safety cases for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste is handling the long time frame over which the radioactive waste remains hazardous. The intrinsic hazard...