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Inertial Confinement Fusion: The Quest for Ignition and Energy Gain Using Indrect Drive (AIP-Press)

Inertial Confinement Fusion: The Quest for Ignition and Energy Gain Using Indrect Drive (AIP-Press) Lowest used price: $460.00
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Author: John Lindl

The energy that can, in principle, be obtained from the fusion of hydrogen (actually deuterium) in seawater would provide an energy many orders of magnitude greater than that in all fossil fuels combined. Unfortunately, harnessing fusion for commercial power production has proven elusive. One approach is based on trying to scale down thermonuclear explosions to a sufficiently small size that can be routinely used in a power plant. In such a process the inertia of the fuel itself provides the confinement necessary to maintain the thermonuclear reaction for long enough for more energy to be produced than was needed to start the reaction: hence the name Inertial-Confinement Fusion.

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The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945

The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945 Lowest new price: $13.51
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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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Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research (Series on Plasma Physics)

Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research (Series on Plasma Physics) Lowest new price: $111.61
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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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Transuranium People, The: The Inside Story

Transuranium People, The: The Inside Story Lowest new price: $162.45
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Author: Albert Ghiorso
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In this highly interesting book, three pioneering investigators provide an account of the discovery and investigation of the nuclear and chemical properties of the twenty presently known transuranium elements. The neutron irradiation of uranium led to the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938 and then to the first transuranium element, neptunium (atomic number 93), in 1940. Plutonium (94) quickly followed and the next nine elements completed the actinide series by 1961. Investigation of the chemical properties of the actinides was followed more recently by chemical studies of the first three transactinides — rutherfordium (104), hahnium (105), and seaborgium (106). Recent discoveries have extended the known elements to 112.

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Fire from Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor (Wiley Science Editions)

Fire from Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor (Wiley Science Editions) Lowest new price: $32.49
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Author: Eugene J. Mallove

In the spring of 1989, researchers at the University of Utah made an announcement that rocked the scientific community and is still making news today. Is cold fusion myth or reality, and if it does exist, as many scientists now secretly believe, why did its suggestion first meet with such hostility from within the scientific community and the media? In this book are the answers to these questions and many more - explaining the science involved while exposing the inside story of cold fusion. It is a disturbing tale of professional rivalry and mysterious wheeling and dealing in a high-stakes game.

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Japan's Secret War: Japan's Race Against Time to Build Its Own Atomic Bomb

Japan's Secret War: Japan's Race Against Time to Build Its Own Atomic Bomb Lowest new price: $44.95
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Author: Wilcox
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Book by Wilcox, Robert K.

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Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion

Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion Lowest new price: $60.18
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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.

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A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Mad Scientists, Dithering Nazis, Lost Nukes, and Catastrophic Cover-ups

A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Mad Scientists, Dithering Nazis, Lost Nukes, and Catastrophic Cover-ups Lowest new price: $10.99
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Author: Rudolph Herzog

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe

Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed author of Dead Funny, presents a devastating account of history’s most irresponsible uses of nuclear technology. From the rarely-discussed nightmare of “Broken Arrows” (40 nuclear weapons lost during the Cold War) to “Operation Plowshare” (a proposal to use nuclear bombs for large engineering projects, such as a the construction of a second Panama Canal using 300 H-Bombs), Herzog focuses in on long-forgotten nuclear projects that nearly led to disaster.

In an unprecedented people’s history, Herzog digs deep into archives, interviews nuclear scientists, and collects dozens of rare photos. He explores the “accidental” drop of a Nagasaki-type bomb on a train conductor’s home, the implanting of plutonium into patients’ hearts, and the invention of wild tactical nukes, including weapons designed to kill enemy astronauts.

Told in a riveting narrative voice, Herzog—the son of filmmaker Werner Herzog—also draws on childhood memories of the final period of the Cold War in Germany, the country once seen as the nuclear battleground for NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries, and discusses evidence that Nazi scientists knew how to make atomic weaponry . . . and chose not to.


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Muon-Catalyzed Fusion (Aip Conference Proceedings)

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Author: Steven E. Jones
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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.

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