Chapter 5. Nuclear Power

  1. Prof. Franklin Hadley Cocks

Published Online: 21 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch5

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

How to Cite

Cocks, F. H. (2009) Nuclear Power, in Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch5

Author Information

  1. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Durham NC 27708, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324460

Online ISBN: 9783527627035

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Keywords:

  • nuclear power; nuclear fission;
  • origin of fuel;
  • plants;
  • radiation;
  • disposal;
  • storage

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Origin of Fuel for Nuclear Fission

  • The Energy in Nuclear Fuel

  • Nuclear Energy

  • Isotopes

  • Limits of Nuclear Fuel

  • The Basics of Nuclear Fission

  • Evolution of Nuclear Reactors

  • Present-day Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants

  • Used Fuel Rods

  • Radiation, Radioactivity, and Health

  • Natural Radiation and Radioactive Waste

  • Disposal and Storage of Nuclear Waste

  • Recommended Reading