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Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia
Science, Technology, and Applications
edited by Steven B. Krivit

Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia is the A-to-Z reference resource for nuclear energy information.

Filled with figures, graphs, diagrams, formulas, and photographs, which accompany the short, easily digestible entries, Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia is an accessible reference work on nuclear energy, and includes coverage of safety and environmental issues that are particularly topical in light of the Fukushima Daiichi incident.

A definitive work on all aspects of the world's energy supply, the Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia brings together decades of knowledge about energy sources and technologies ranging from coal and oil, to biofuels and wind, and ultimately nuclear power.


Part I: General Concepts

  1. Nuclear Energy: Past, Present, and Future
  2. Benefits and Role of Nuclear Power
  3. Early History Of Nuclear Energy
  4. Early Commercial Development of Nuclear Energy
  5. Basic Concepts of Thermonuclear Fusion
  6. Basic Concepts of Nuclear Fission
  7. Oklo Natural Fission Reactor
  8. Electrical Generation from Nuclear Power Plants
  9. Nuclear Energy for Water Desalination
  10. Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation

Part II: Nuclear Fission

  1. Uranium-Plutonium Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  2. Global Perspective on Thorium Fuel
  3. Design Principles of Nuclear Materials
  4. Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing
  5. Safety of Nuclear Fission Reactors: Learning from Accidents
  6. Spent Fuel and Waste Disposal
  7. Fission Energy Usage: Status, Trends and Applications

Part III: Fission: Broad Application Reactor Technology

  1. Light-Water-Moderated Fission Reactor Technology
  2. CANDU Pressurized Heavy Water Nuclear Reactors
  3. Graphite-Moderated Fission Reactor Technology
  4. Status of Fast Reactors
  5. Review of Generation-III/III+ Fission Reactors
  6. Tomorrow's Hope for a Pebble-Bed Nuclear Reactor
  7. Hydrogeology and Nuclear Energy

Part IV: Fission: Generation IV Reactor Technology

  1. Introduction to Generation-IV Fission Reactors
  2. The Very High Temperature Reactor
  3. Supercritical Water Reactor
  4. The Potential Use of Supercritical Water-Cooling in Nuclear Reactors
  5. Generation-IV Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor
  6. Generation-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFR)

Part V: Thermonuclear Fusion

  1. Historical Origins and Development of Fusion Research
  2. Plasma Physics and Engineering
  3. Fusion Technology
  4. ITER—An Essential and Challenging Step to Fusion Energy
  5. Power Plant Projects
  6. Safety and Environmental Features
  7. Inertial Fusion Energy Technology
  8. Hybrid Nuclear Reactors
  9. Fusion Maintenance Systems
  10. Fusion Economics

Part VI: Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions

  1. Development of Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction Research
  2. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions: A Three-Stage Historical Perspective
  3. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions: Transmutations
  4. Widom–Larsen Theory: Possible Explanation of LENRs
  5. Potential Applications of LENRs

Part VII: Other Concepts

  1. Acoustic Inertial Confinement Nuclear Fusion
  2. Direct Energy Conversion Concepts


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