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Introduction to Nuclear Science, Third Edition.

Author: Jeff C Bryan
Publisher: Milton : CRC Press, 2018.
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Bryan, Jeff C.
Introduction to Nuclear Science, Third Edition.
Milton : CRC Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff C Bryan
ISBN: 9781351655972 1351655973
OCLC Number: 1022791204
Notes: 11.2.2 Gas-Cooled Reactors (GCR).
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Author; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Radiation; 1.2 Atomic Structure; 1.3 Nuclear Transformations; 1.4 Nuclear Stability; 1.5 Ionizing Radiation; 1.6 A Biological Threat?; 1.7 Natural and Anthropogenic Radiation; 1.8 The Chart of the Nuclides; Questions; Chapter 2: The Mathematics of Radioactive Decay; 2.1 Atomic Masses and Average Atomic Masses; 2.2 The Nature of Decay; 2.3 Specific Activity; 2.4 Dating; 2.5 Branched Decay. 2.6 Equilibria2.6.1 Secular Equilibrium; 2.6.2 Transient Equilibrium; 2.6.3 No Equilibrium; 2.7 Statistics; Questions; Chapter 3: Energy and the Nucleus; 3.1 Binding Energy; 3.2 Total Energy of Decay; 3.3 Decay Diagrams; Questions; Chapter 4: Applications of Nuclear Science I: Power and Weapons; 4.1 Nuclear Power; 4.1.1 Nuclear Fission; 4.1.2 Nuclear Reactors; 4.1.3 Nuclear Fuel; 4.1.4 Reactor Safety; 4.1.5 Nuclear Waste; 4.1.6 Cost of Nuclear Power; 4.1.7 Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; 4.2 Nuclear Weapons; 4.2.1 Fission Bombs; 4.2.2 Fusion Bombs; 4.2.3 Other Bombs; 4.3 Nuclear Forensics. QuestionsChapter 5: Radioactive Decay: The Gory Details; 5.1 Alpha Decay; 5.2 Beta Decay; 5.3 Positron Decay; 5.4 Electron Capture; 5.5 Multiple Decay Modes; 5.6 The Valley of Beta Stability; 5.7 Isomeric Transitions; 5.8 Other Decay Modes; 5.8.1 Spontaneous Fission; 5.8.2 Cluster Decay; 5.8.3 Proton/Neutron Emission; 5.8.4 Delayed Particle Emission; 5.8.5 Double Beta Decay; Questions; Chapter 6: Interactions of Ionizing Radiation with Matter; 6.1 Ionizing Radiation; 6.2 Charged Particles; 6.3 Photons; 6.3.1 Compton Scattering; 6.3.2 The Photoelectric Effect; 6.3.3 Pair Production. 6.4 Attenuation of Gamma and X-RadiationQuestions; Chapter 7: Detection of Ionizing Radiation; 7.1 Gas-Filled Detectors; 7.1.1 Ionization Chambers; 7.1.2 Proportional Counters; 7.1.3 Geiger-MÃơller Tubes; 7.2 Scintillation Detectors; 7.2.1 Photomultiplier Tubes; 7.2.2 Inorganic Scintillators; 7.2.3 Organic Scintillators; 7.3 Other Detectors; 7.3.1 Semiconductor Detectors; 7.3.2 Thermoluminescent Dosimeters; 7.4 Gamma Spectroscopy; Questions; Chapter 8: Applications of Nuclear Science II: Medicine and Food; 8.1 Radiology; 8.2 Radiation Therapy; 8.3 Food Irradiation; 8.4 Nuclear Medicine. 8.4.1 Radionuclide Production8.4.2 Radiopharmaceuticals; 8.4.3 Gamma Cameras; Questions; Chapter 9: Nuclear Reactions; 9.1 Energetics; 9.2 Cross Section; 9.3 Yield; 9.4 Accelerators; 9.5 Cosmogenic Nuclides; Questions; Chapter 10: Fission and Fusion; 10.1 Spontaneous Fission; 10.2 Neutron-Induced Fission; 10.3 Fusion; 10.4 Stellar Nucleosynthesis; 10.5 Synthesis of Unknown Elements; Questions; Chapter 11: Applications of Nuclear Science III: More about Nuclear Reactors; 11.1 Reactions in Reactors; 11.2 Other Reactor Types; 11.2.1 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).

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