Chapter 8

The Future in Nuclear Power

Perceptions of nuclear power tend to be dominated by concerns on safety and waste management, and the key to understanding how these can be handled with security and sustainability is a fundamental understanding of nuclear processes and materials. This chapter traverses the chapters from atomic-level nuclear changes, to reactor options, and finally the handling of spent nuclear fuel. A comprehensive understanding leads to comprehensive solutions that are sustainable.

Keywords

Beta particle; neutron; atom; radiation; fission; reactor; isotope

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