Energy from Nuclear Fission

An Introduction

  • Enzo De Sanctis
  • Stefano Monti
  • Marco Ripani

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
      Pages 3-38
    3. Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
      Pages 39-87
    4. Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
      Pages 89-143
  3. Energy from Nuclear Fission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
      Pages 147-187
    3. Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
      Pages 189-228
    4. Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
      Pages 229-255
  4. Enzo De Sanctis, Stefano Monti, Marco Ripani
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-278

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview on nuclear physics and energy production from nuclear fission. It serves as a readable and reliable source of information for anyone who wants to have a well-balanced opinion about exploitation of nuclear fission in power plants.
The text is divided into two parts; the first covers the basics of nuclear forces and properties of nuclei, nuclear collisions, nuclear stability, radioactivity, and provides a detailed discussion of nuclear fission and relevant topics in its application to energy production. The second part covers the basic technical aspects of nuclear fission reactors, nuclear fuel cycle and resources, safety, safeguards, and radioactive waste management. The book also contains a discussion of the biological effects of nuclear radiation and of radiation protection, and a summary of the ten most relevant nuclear accidents.
The book is suitable for undergraduates in physics, nuclear engineering and other science subjects. However, the mathematics is kept at a level that can be easily followed by wider circles of readers. The addition of solved problems, strategically placed throughout the text, and the collections of problems at the end of the chapters allow readers to appreciate the quantitative aspects of various phenomena and processes. Many illustrations and graphs effectively supplement the text and help visualising specific points.

Keywords

Fast Reactor Technology Introduction to Nuclear Physics Nuclear Cross Section Nuclear Heavy-ion Reactions Nuclear Radiation Exposure Nuclear Waste Managment Physics of a Nuclear Reactor Textbook Nuclear Energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Enzo De Sanctis
    • 1
  • Stefano Monti
    • 2
  • Marco Ripani
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiIstituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)Frascati (Rome)Italy
  2. 2.International Atomic Energy AgencyVienna International CentreViennaAustria
  3. 3.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) - GenovaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30651-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30649-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30651-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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