|Stellarator and Heliotron Devices (International Series of Monographs on Physics)
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Author: Masahiro Wakatani
This monograph describes plasma physics for magnetic confinement of high temperature plasmas in nonaxisymmetric toroidal magnetic fields or stellarators. The techniques are aimed at controlling nuclear fusion for continuous energy production. While the focus is on the nonaxisymmetric toroidal field, or heliotron, developed at Kyoto University, the physics applies equally to other stellarators and axisymmetric tokamaks. The author covers all aspects of magnetic confinement, formation of magnetic surfaces, magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability, single charged particle confinement, neoclassical transport and plasma heating. He also reviews recent experiments and the prospects for the next generation of devices.
|Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research (SERIES ON PLASMA PHYSICS)
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Author: C.M. Braams
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Fusion research started over half a century ago. Although the task remains unfinished, the end of the road could be in sight if society makes the right decisions. Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research is a careful, scholarly account of the course of fusion energy research over the past fifty years. The authors outline the different paths followed by fusion research from initial ignorance to present understanding. They explore why a particular scheme would not work and why it was more profitable to concentrate on the mainstream tokamak development. The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.
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|The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945
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Author: Ferenc Morton Szasz
Brand: Brand: University of New Mexico Press
First published in 1984, this prize-winning history of the Manhattan Project is now available in paperback for the first time, fifty years after the explosion of the first atomic bomb.
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|Fire from Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor (Wiley Science Editions)
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Author: Eugene J. Mallove
Discusses the furor over the announcement that scientists had succeeded in producing controlled nuclear fusion at ordinary temperatures, describes the further research that has been done, and argues that cold fusion may still eventually be perfected
|Nuclear Reactor Physics (First edition)
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Author: Weston M. Stacey
An authoritative textbook and up-to-date professional's guide to basic and advanced principles and practices
Nuclear reactors now account for a significant portion of the electrical power generated worldwide. At the same time, the past few decades have seen an ever-increasing number of industrial, medical, military, and research applications for nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactor physics is the core discipline of nuclear engineering, and as the first comprehensive textbook and reference on basic and advanced nuclear reactor physics to appear in a quarter century, this book fills a large gap in the professional literature.
Nuclear Reactor Physics is a textbook for students new to the subject, for others who need a basic understanding of how nuclear reactors work, as well as for those who are, or wish to become, specialists in nuclear reactor physics and reactor physics computations. It is also a valuable resource for engineers responsible for the operation of nuclear reactors. Dr. Weston Stacey begins with clear presentations of the basic physical principles, nuclear data, and computational methodology needed to understand both the static and dynamic behaviors of nuclear reactors. This is followed by in-depth discussions of advanced concepts, including extensive treatment of neutron transport computational methods. As an aid to comprehension and quick mastery of computational skills, he provides numerous examples illustrating step-by-step procedures for performing the calculations described and chapter-end problems.
Nuclear Reactor Physics is a useful textbook and working reference. It is an excellent self-teaching guide for research scientists, engineers, and technicians involved in industrial, research, and military applications of nuclear reactors, as well as government regulators who wish to increase their understanding of nuclear reactors.
|Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion
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Author: Gary Taubes
A science journalist brings to life one of the greatest scientific frauds of our times with the story of the two obscure researchers who claimed to have discovered a clean, no-fuss method for harnessing the energy of a hydrogen bomb. 20,000 first printing.
|Introductory Nuclear Reactor Dynamics
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Author: Karl O. Ott
This textbook presents the theory and methods of prediction that are the heart of nuclear reactor safety. Time-dependent reactor behavior is explained in both mathematical and physical terms. This book also explains the logic behind the working formulas and calculational methods for reactor transients and illustrates typical dynamic responses. The classical concept of point kinetics is developed in three steps, with discussion of various solutions to kinetics problems. Each chapter includes homework problems and review questions.
|A Dialogue on Chemically Induced Nuclear Effects: A Guide for the Perplexed About Cold Fusion
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Author: Nate Hoffman
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"The perplexed" in the subtitle are primarily those scientists still trying to understand the cold fusion issue and the question of whether chemistry can affect nuclear reactions. After the initial, controversial announcement on cold fusion in March 1989, the author (a Rocketdyne researcher) was asked by the Electric Power Research Institute to aid experimenters in the search for nuclear residue in their experiments. Here, in 10 chapters and six appendixes, he reports in a "dialogue" between an apocryphal Young Scientist and Old Metallurgist on nearly five years of work investigating measurements of apparent nuclear signatures. Along the way he also documents an effort to extract whatever facts might remain as interesting scientific phenomena from the confusion surrounding cold fusion claims. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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|Japan's Secret War
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Author: Robert K. Wilcox
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Based on hitherto unavailable intelligence information, this book chronicles Japan's efforts to produce an atomic bomb, efforts which encompassed Japan's leading scientists, a network of Spanish spies in North America, an industrial complex in Korea, anda German shipment of uranium
|Fusion Research, Volume 1: Principles (Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engin)
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Author: Thomas James Dolan