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Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy


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1st Edition

Hrsg. v. Ehud Greenspan


Inhalt :: Content

Umfassendes, interdisziplinäres Referenzwerk mit ausführlichen Beiträgen von internationalen Fachwissenschaftlern und -experten zur aktuellen Kernenergieforschung. Das Werk umfasst Themen wie die Erzeugung von sauberem Strom, die Verbesserung der medizinischen Diagnostik und Krebsbehandlung, die Steigerung der Ernteerträge, die Verbesserung der Haltbarkeit von Lebensmitteln und vor allem die Nutzung der Kernenergie als alternative Energiequelle, die sich als wesentlich für die Bewältigung der globalen Erwärmung erweist.

Der Online-Ausgabe liegt die 2021 in 1. Auflage veröffentlichte, 4-bändige Printausgabe zugrunde.


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Elsevier Science

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Verlagsinformation :: Publisher's information

Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy provides a comprehensive and reliable overview of the many ways nuclear energy contributes to society, in four high quality volumes. It includes topics like generating clean electricity, improving medical diagnostics and cancer treatment, improving crop yields, improving food shelf-lives, and crucially, deployment of nuclear energy as an alternative energy source, proving essential in the management of global warming.

Carefully structured into thematic sections, this encyclopedia brings together the vast and highly diversified literature related to nuclear energy into a single resource, with convenient to read cross-referenced chapters.

Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy is an invaluable tool for researchers in the fields of energy, engineering, material science, chemistry, and physics, from both industry and academia.

Key Features

  • One-stop resource – offers a contemporary review of current nuclear energy research and an insight into the future direction of the field, negating the need for individual searches across various databases
  • Interdisciplinary – chapters written by academics and practitioners from different fieldsensure that the knowledge within is easily understood by, and applicable to, a large audience
  • Clearly structured – meticulously organized, articles are split into sections on key topics and clearly cross-referenced to allow students, researchers, and professionals to find relevant information quickly and easily


Researchers and students in physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering working in energy and nuclear energy; industrial scientists, architects and policy makers

Table of Contents

1. Safety, licensing and decommissioning of power reactors

2. Fundamentals and history of development of nuclear energy

3. Commercial nuclear power reactors and their design

4. Advanced nuclear reactor concepts under R&D

5. The nuclear fuel and fuel cycle

6. The nuclear waste and its disposal

7. Radiation protection

8. Nuclear power for space and propulsion

9. Research reactors

10. Medical, Industrial and Agricultural Applications of Nuclear Technology

11. Social issues of nuclear energy

12. Non-electric applications of terrestrial nuclear reactors

13. Nuclear fusion R&D

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