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Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology

Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

Volume 16

Authors: Lewins, Jeffery, Becker, Martin

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John Maynard Keynes is credited with the aphorism that the long-term view in economics must be taken in the light that "in the long-term we are aU dead". It is not in any spirit of gloom however that we invite our readers of the sixteenth volume in the review series, Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology, to take a long view. The two principal roles of nuclear energy lie in the military sphere - not addressed as such in this serie- in the sphere of the centralised production of power, and chiefly electricity generation. The immediate need for this latter has receded in the current era of restricted economies, vanishing growth rates and occasional surpluses of oil on the spot markets of the world. Nuclear energy has its most important role as an insurance against the hard times to come. But will the demand come at a time when the current reactors with their heavy use of natural uranium feed stocks are to be used or in an era where other aspects of the fuel supply must be exploited? The time scale is sufficiently uncertain and the duration of the demand so unascertainable that a sensible forward policy must anticipate that by the time the major demand comes, the reasonably available natural uranium may have been largely consumed in the poor convertors of the current thermal fission programme.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Electrical Insulation and Fusion Reactors

    Banford, Hamish MacKinnon

    Pages 1-74

  • The Human Factors of CRT Displays for Nuclear Power Plant Control

    Danchak, Michael M.

    Pages 75-122

  • Nuclear-Pumped Lasers

    Schneider, R. T. (et al.)

    Pages 123-287

  • Fusion-Fission Hybrid Reactors

    Greenspan, E.

    Pages 289-515

  • Radiation Protection Standards: Their Development and Current Status

    Roberts, G. C. (et al.)

    Pages 517-568

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology
Book Subtitle
Volume 16
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-2687-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-2687-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-41486-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9671-3
Series ISSN
0065-2989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 572
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