The Nuclear Industry

  • William M. Eister
  • Warren K. Eister


The objective of the nuclear industry is to produce energy in the forms of heat and radiation. For heat applications, the nuclear fuel has a very high specific energy content that has two principal uses, for military explosives and for electricity generation. For radiation applications the emissions from radioactive decay of unstable nuclides are employed in research, medicine, and industry for diagnostic purposes and for chemical reaction initiation.


Fission Product Fuel Cycle Spend Fuel Nuclear Industry Natural Uranium 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Eister
    • 1
  • Warren K. Eister
    • 2
  1. 1.Oconee Nuclear Power StationDuke Power CompanyUSA
  2. 2.Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of EnergyUSA

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