Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
    Pages 1-3
  3. Michael Natelson
    Pages 5-40
  4. Ronald Allen Knief
    Pages 41-102
  5. Taek K. Kim
    Pages 103-123
  6. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
    Pages 125-136
  7. Shuichi Hasegawa
    Pages 137-147
  8. James S. Tulenko
    Pages 149-157
  9. James S. Tulenko
    Pages 159-163
  10. J. Stephen Herring
    Pages 165-185
  11. Michael F. Simpson, Jack D. Law
    Pages 187-204
  12. David R. Turner
    Pages 205-240
  13. Thomas J. Dolan
    Pages 251-293
  14. M. R. Deinert
    Pages 295-308
  15. Richard E. Faw, J. Kenneth Shultis
    Pages 309-340
  16. Wm. David Kulp III
    Pages 341-354
  17. John W. Poston Sr.
    Pages 355-359
  18. John W. Poston Sr.
    Pages 361-367
  19. J. Kenneth Shultis, Richard E. Faw
    Pages 369-393

About this book


This book provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of the nuclear energy enterprise for both fission and fusion reactors. Featuring 22 peer-reviewed chapters by recognized authorities in the field, the book offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, current areas of research, and goals for the future. Topics range from fundamental reactor physics calculations, reactor design, nuclear fuel resources, and the nuclear fuel cycle, to radiation detection and protection and the economics of nuclear power. All chapters have been updated from the first edition, with new chapters added on small modular reactors, medical applications - atomic and nuclear, an

d applications of radioisotopes. As each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the area, the reader can be assured that the text is accurate, up-to-date, and will appeal to a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and energy industry experts.


Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Fission Reactor Physics GEN-IV Reactors Ionizing Radiation Detectors Isotope Separation Methods Nuclear Fuel Modern Nuclear Fuel Cycles Nuclear Energy Book Nuclear Energy Sustainability Nuclear Fission Power Plants Nuclear Fuel Nuclear Fusion Nuclear Power Economics Nuclear Reactor Materials Nuclear Safeguards Radiation Shielding Radioactive Waste Management Thorium Resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nevada-RenoRenoUSA

About the editors

Dr. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis spent most of his professional career at the University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri University of Science & Technology, having served as a faculty member, Chairman of the Department, Interim Vice Chancellor for academic Affairs, and Associate Dean of the School of Mines and Metallurgy for Graduate Studies and Research. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties he performed research in the areas of radiation transport, radiation protection/health physics, and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. He has written numerous technical papers and two textbooks: “Measurement and Detection of Radiation," co-authored by Dr. S. Landsberger, now in its 4th Edition, and “The Nuclear Fuel cycle" 3rd Edition (2013).

He has received many awards, the most prominent being the Glenn Murphy Award (1995) given by the American Society for Engineering Education [ASEE] for “Outstanding contributions in the profession and teaching of Nuclear Engineering,” the Ted Rockwell Award, Radiation Protection & Shielding Division (2010), and the Arthur H. Compton Award (ANS, 2013). He is a Fellow of ANS.

During the period 1997-2015, he served as Editor of Nuclear Technology, an international technical Journal published by the American Nuclear Society. At present he is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Eng. at the University of Nevada-Reno, where he teaches nuclear-related courses in the Nuclear Materials Emphasis program.

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