Wiley Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia:
Science, Technology, and Applications

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Steven B. Krivit, Editor-in-Chief
Jay H. Lehr, Series Editor
978-0-470-89439-2 • 614 pages • Hardcover • August 2011
$195.00 US / $234.00 CAN / £250.00 / €322.00

The Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia provides a current, comprehensive and authoritative reference for mature nuclear technologies. By introducing new ideas that expand the frontiers of nuclear science research this vital reference explains where nuclear energy science and technology came from, where they are today and where they may go tomorrow.

There are few scientific disciplines today which do not encounter energy related questions, problems, dilemmas and obstacles. This is because, simply put, mankind requires water and oxygen for life and depends on energy to survive and prosper. While there has been an endless search for new ways in which to create energy, the manner in which the world is energized has continued to be either hydrocarbon based, biofuel or nuclear. This reference does not address political or socio-economic aspects of nuclear energy. It focuses firmly on scientific research development and advances which will shape the destiny of the nuclear energy for future generations.

Key Features of the Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia:

• Emphasizes practical applications of existing technologies, from design and maintenance, to operating and troubleshooting of nuclear energy systems and equipment
• Features concise yet complete entries, making it easy for users to find the required information quickly, without the need to search through long articles
• Covers scientific and engineering principles of nuclear energy technologies
• Documents the history of nuclear energy
• Evaluates the future nuclear energy science and technologies
• Includes end-of-the-chapter references, figures, graphs, diagrams, formulas, and photographs

About the Editors:

Steven B. Krivit, Editor-in-Chief, is an investigative science journalist and editor who specializes in nuclear energy. He is also a subject matter expert and international speaker on low-energy nuclear reaction research. He is the editor and publisher of online magazine New Energy Times and has contributed to and/or edited publications for Elsevier, American Chemical Society, and Royal Society of Chemistry, among others.

Jay Lehr, Series Editor, is science director of The Heartland Institute, a free market think tank in Chicago, where he writes a monthly column titled All Things Nuclear for Heartland’s publication Environment and Climate News, which is sent to every elected state official in the United States.


Ch. No. Title Authors
  Preface Steven B. Krivit
  Introduction Jay Lehr
  Fission Glossary and Acronyms
K. Anantharaman, P.R. Vasudeva Rao, Carlos H. Castaño, Roger Henning
  Fusion Glossary and Acronyms
Lester M. Waganer
General Concepts
1 Nuclear Energy: Past, Present And Future
Jay Lehr (The Heartland Institute)
2 Benefits and Role of Nuclear Power
Patrick Moore (Greenspirit)
3 Early History of Nuclear Energy
Roger Tilbrook (American Nuclear Society - Nuclear News)
4 Early Commercial Development of Nuclear Energy
Roger Tilbrook (American Nuclear Society - Nuclear News)
5 Basic Concepts of Thermonuclear Fusion Laila A. El-Guebaly (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
6 Basic Concepts of Nuclear Fission
Pavel V. Tsvetkov (Texas A&M University)
7 Oklo natural fission reactor
L.V. Krishnan (Retired, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research)
8 Nuclear Energy for Electrical Generation
Pavel V. Tsvetkov and David E. Ames II (Texas A&M University)
9 Nuclear Energy for Water Desalination
Saly T. Panicker and P.K. Tewari (Bhabha Atomic research Centre)
10 Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation
Alistair I. Miller (Researcher Emeritus, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Nuclear Fission  
11 Uranium-Plutonium Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Shoaib Usman (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
12 Global Perspective on Thorium fuel
K. Anantharaman (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) and P.R. Vasudeva Rao (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research)
13 Design Principles of Nuclear Materials
Baldev Raj and M. Vijayalakshmi (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research)
14 Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing
Carlos H. Castaño (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
15 Safety of Nuclear Fission Reactors: Learning from Accidents
José Marques (Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear)
16 Spent Fuel and Waste Disposal
Clifford Singer and William R. Roy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
17 Fission Energy Usage - Statistics and Projections
Pavel V. Tsvetkov (Texas A&M University)
Fission: Broad Application Reactor Technology  
18 Light Water Moderated Fission Reactor Technology
J'Tia Taylor (Argonne National Laboratory), Roger Tilbrook (American Nuclear Society - Nuclear News)


CANDU Pressurized Heavy-Water Nuclear Reactors

Rusi P. Taleyarkhan (Purdue University)


Carbon/graphite-moderated Fission Reactor Technology

Pavel V. Tsvetkov (Texas A&M University)

21 Status of Fast Reactors
Baldev Raj and P.Chellapandi (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research)
22 Review of Generation-III/III+ Fission Reactors
José Marques (Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear)
23 Tomorrows Hope For A Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor
Jay Lehr (The Heartland Institute)
24 Hydrogeology and Nuclear Energy
Roger J. Henning
Fission: Gen IV Reactor Technology
25 Introduction to Generation-IV Fission Reactors
Harold McFarlane (Idaho National Laboratory)
26 The Very High Temperature Reactor
Hans D. Gougar (Idaho National Laboratory)
27 Supercritical Water Reactor
James R. Wolf (Idaho National Laboratory)
28 The Potential Use of Supercritical Water-Cooling in Nuclear Reactors
Igor Pioro (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
29 Gen-IV Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor
J'Tia Taylor (Argonne National Laboratory)
30 Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors Robert N. Hill, Christopher Grandy, Hussein Khalil (Argonne National Laboratory)
Thermonuclear Fusion  
31 Historical Origins and Development of Fusion Research
Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)
32 Plasma Physics and Engineering
Francesco Romanelli (JET-EFDA Culham Science Center)
33 Fusion Technology
Lester M. Waganer
34 ITER – An Essential and Challenging Step to Fusion Energy
Charles C. Baker (Sandia National Laboratories)
35 Power Plant Projects
Laila A. El-Guebaly (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
36 Safety and Environmental Features
Lee Cadwallader (Idaho National Laboratory) and Laila A. El-Guebaly (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
37 Inertial Fusion Energy Technology
Rokaya A. Al-Ayat; Edward I. Moses, and Rose A. Hansen (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
38 Hybrid Nuclear Reactors Jose M. Martinez-Val (Institute of Nuclear Fusion-UPM), Mireia Piera (UNED, ETSII-Dp Ingenieria Energetica), Alberto Abánades (Institute of Nuclear Fusion-UPM), Antonio Lafuente (Institute of Nuclear Fusion-UPM)
39 Fusion Maintenance Systems
Lester M. Waganer
40 Fusion Economics
Lester M. Waganer
Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions  
41 Development of Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction Research Steven B. Krivit (New Energy Times)
42 Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions: A Three-Stage Historical Perspective
Leonid I. Urutskoev (Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation)
43 Low-Energy Nuclear Transmutations Mahadeva Srinivasan (Retired, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), George Miley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Edmund Storms (Kivalabs)
44 Widom-Larsen Theory: Possible Explanation of LENRs
Joseph. M. Zawodny (NASA) and Steven B. Krivit (New Energy Times)
45 Potential Applications of LENRs
Winthrop Williams (U.C. Berkeley) and Joseph. M. Zawodny (NASA)
Other Concepts  
46 Acoustic Inertial Confinement Nuclear Fusion
Rusi P. Taleyarkhan (Purdue University,) Richard T. Lahey, Jr. (Retired, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and R. I. Nigmatulin (P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology)
47 Direct Energy Conversion Concepts
Pavel V. Tsvetkov (Texas A&M University)


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