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Nuclear Micro Reactors


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 119-120

About this book


This book looks at Generation IV (GEN IV) nuclear reactor design and the technology known as nuclear micro reactors that is currently under development. Coverage includes the advantages of nuclear micro reactor applications as sources of renewable energy, their use in military applications and Department of Defense requirements, and the nuclear industry’s trend toward the design of small and micro reactors. Nuclear micro reactor safety, security issues, and cost concerns are also explored. The book will provide scientists, engineers, and students with valuable guidance on the fundamentals needed to understand the research and development of the next generation of nuclear technologies.
  • Discusses nuclear micro reactor design, and their potentials efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety, and methods to supply renewable energy
  • Describes benefits, uses, safety issues, and challenges related to implementation 


Generation IV (GEN IV) Electricity generation Heat Pipe Reactor Modular Nuclear Reactor Nuclear Power Plug-and-play reactor Renewable energy Small Modular Reactor (SMR)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced EngineeringAlbuquerqueUSA

About the authors

Dr. Bahman Zohuri is currently an Associate Research Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, and founder of Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc. (GEI). Dr. Zohuri started GEI after many years in the semiconductor and defense industries as a Senior Process Engineer for corporations including Westinghouse and Intel, and then as Senior Chief Scientist at Lockheed Missile and Aerospace Corporation. While at Lockheed, he was responsible for the study of vulnerability, survivability, and component radiation and laser hardening for Defense Support Program (DSP), Boost Surveillance and Tracking Satellites (BSTS), and Space Surveillance and Tracking Satellites (SSTS). He also performed analysis of characteristics of laser beam and nuclear radiation interaction with materials, Transient Radiation Effects in Electronics (TREE), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), System Generated Electromagnetic Pulse (SGEMP), Single-Event Upset (SEU), Blast and, Thermo-mechanical, hardness assurance, maintenance, and device technology. His consultancy clients have included Sandia National Laboratories, and he holds patents in areas such as the design of diffusion furnaces, and Laser Activated Radioactive Decay. Dr. Zohuri earned his Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books on nuclear energy and directed energy weapons.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nuclear Micro Reactors
  • Authors Bahman Zohuri
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-47224-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-47227-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-47225-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 120
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 87 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Energy
    Energy Systems
    Renewable and Green Energy
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Energy, Utilities & Environment