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Nuclear Issues in the 21st Century Invisible Radiation Effects on Life

Nuclear Issues in the 21st Century Invisible Radiation Effects on Life

Author: Eiichiro Ochiai Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2020

We are in the second century of Nuclear Age . It started in early 20th century with a brilliant development of human knowledge about the basis of the existence in this universe: atom, nucleus, and elementary particles. The second stage of nuclear age was the applications of such knowledge. First nuclear fission reaction was applied to a military purpose, that is, to create an enormously powerful weapon: the atomic bomb. Then a huge amount of heat produced by nuclear fission reaction was applied to produce electricity, the so-called peaceful use of atom. During the second half of 20th century, the nuclear industry grew and established its power over human civilization. Now we are in the third phase of the nuclear age. The evilness of the military application of the nuclear energy is well recognized and its abolishment is desired by all, as we are now facing the danger of our annihilation, due to political reasons. The other aspect of the nuclear use is the so-called peaceful one:, nuclear power production of electricity. The nuclear industry is promoting, and the majority of people still believe in, the peaceful use of nuclear power. The third phase of the nuclear age started as soon as the nuclear industry was created, but has become more and more obvious in recent decades, mostly due to the severe accidents of nuclear power plants (NPP), such as Three Mile Island NPP in USA (1979), Chernobyl NPP in USSR (today's Ukraine, 1986) and Fukushima NPP in Japan (2011). The basic problem is radiation produced by the nuclear industry. Its effects on human health (and other organisms) are subtle but devastating. This book is designed to tell what serious health problems due to radiation have been observed all over the world, why radiation is so seriously dangerous, and how people including scientists, the industry and the government controlled by the industry are behaving toward radiation issues. The basic tenet coming out of this treatment is Radiation (of high energy) is Incompatible with Life . The reason is: We are living chemically, and the power of the nuclear is million times stronger than chemical power . So we cannot resist the power of radiation from the nuclear. So we cannot live together with radiation (of high energy). This leads us to the conclusion: NO NUKES ON THIS PLANET.

Algebraic and Diagrammatic Methods in Many-Fermion Theory

Algebraic and Diagrammatic Methods in Many-Fermion Theory

Author: Frank Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

A Modern Introduction to Neutrino Physics

A Modern Introduction to Neutrino Physics

Author: Frank F. Deppisch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

A deeper understanding of neutrinos, with the goal to reveal their nature and exact role within particle physics, is at the frontier of current research.This book reviews the field in a concise fashion and highlights the most pressing issues and areas of strongest topical interest. It provides a clear, self-contained, and logical treatment of the fundamental physics aspects, appropriate for graduate students. Starting with the relevant basics of the SM, neutrinos are introduced, and the quantum mechanical effect of oscillations is explained in detail. A strong focus is then set on the phenomenon of lepton number violation, especially in 0nbb decay, as the crucial probe to understand the nature of neutrinos. The role of neutrinos in astrophysics, expected to be of increasing importance for future research, is then described. Finally, models to explain the neutrino properties are outlined. The central theme of the book is the nature of neutrino masses and the above topics will revolve around this issue.

Electrons in Solids Contemporary Topics

Electrons in Solids Contemporary Topics

Author: Richard A Dunlap Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

The transport of electric charge through most materials is well described in terms of their electronic band structure.The present book deals with two cases where the charge transport in a solid is not described by the simple band structure picture of the solid. These cases are related to the phenomena of the quantum Hall effect and superconductivity. Part I of this book deals with the quantum Hall effect, which is a consequence of the behavior of electrons in solids when they are constrained to move in two dimensions. Part II of the present volume describes the behavior of superconductors, where electrons are bound together in Cooper pairs and travel through a material without resistance.

Elements of Nuclear Theory

Elements of Nuclear Theory

Author: S.N. Mukherjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2020

Nuclear Power Plant Control and Instrumentation 1982

Nuclear Power Plant Control and Instrumentation 1982

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2020

Atomic and Plasma-Material Interaction Data

Atomic and Plasma-Material Interaction Data

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

The present volume of Atomic and Plasma-Material Interaction Data for Fusion presents the results of a coordinated research project (CRP) on Atomic Data for Heavy Element Impurities in Fusion Reactors. In accordance with priorities in fusion energy research, data sets related to heavy element impurities are essential in plasma modelling. For example, such as data on the noble gases argon, krypton, and xenon, on the likely wall material tungsten, and on other possible impurities. Much of the work in this CRP focused on possible impurities such as chlorine, iron and silicon. The publication provides fundamental experimental and calculated data for radiative and collisional atomic processes as well as results of collisional-radiative (CR) models. The data are of interest for the interpretation of spectroscopic measurements on current and future fusion experiments, the modelling of tungsten in fusion plasma, and the design and optimization of fusion reactor experiments.

Safety of Research Reactors Specific Safety Requirements

Safety of Research Reactors Specific Safety Requirements

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

This Safety Requirements publication establishes requirements for all main areas of safety for research reactors, with particular emphasis on requirements for design and operation. It explains the safety objectives and concepts that form the basis for safety and safety assessment for all stages in the lifetime of a research reactor. Technical and administrative requirements for the safety of new research reactors are established in accordance with these objectives and concepts, and they are to be applied to the extent practicable for existing research reactors. The safety requirements established in this publication for the management of safety and regulatory supervision apply to site evaluation, design, manufacturing, construction, commissioning, operation (including utilization and modification), and planning for decommissioning of research reactors (including critical assemblies and subcritical assemblies). The publication is intended for use by regulatory bodies and other organizations with responsibilities in these areas and in safety analysis, verification and review, and the provision of technical support.

A Modern Introduction to Neutrino Physics

A Modern Introduction to Neutrino Physics

Author: Frank F. Deppisch Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

A deeper understanding of neutrinos, with the goal to reveal their nature and exact role within particle physics, is at the frontier of current research.This book reviews the field in a concise fashion and highlights the most pressing issues and areas of strongest topical interest. It provides a clear, self-contained, and logical treatment of the fundamental physics aspects, appropriate for graduate students. Starting with the relevant basics of the SM, neutrinos are introduced, and the quantum mechanical effect of oscillations is explained in detail. A strong focus is then set on the phenomenon of lepton number violation, especially in 0nbb decay, as the crucial probe to understand the nature of neutrinos. The role of neutrinos in astrophysics, expected to be of increasing importance for future research, is then described. Finally, models to explain the neutrino properties are outlined. The central theme of the book is the nature of neutrino masses and the above topics will revolve around this issue.

Exotic Nuclei: Exon-2018: Proceedings Of The International Symposium On Exotic Nuclei

Exotic Nuclei: Exon-2018: Proceedings Of The International Symposium On Exotic Nuclei

Author: Yuri G (Joint Inst For Nuclear Res, Russia) Sobolev Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This is the proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Exotic Nuclei EXON-2018, 10-15 September, Petrozavodsk, Russia. The first symposium took place 27 years ago in 1991 in Foros (Crimea), the later symposiums were held on Baikal Lake, in Peterhof, Khanty-Mansiysk, Sochi, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad and Kazan. The organizers of the Symposium were the five largest scientific centers of heavy-ion physics - JINR (Dubna), the RIKEN Research Center (Japan), the GANIL National Center (France), the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research (Germany), the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (Michigan, USA). The main topics are: properties of light exotic nuclei, synthesis and properties of superheavy elements, rare processes and decays, experimental facilities and future projects.

Radio-Active Substances (Illustrated Edition)

Radio-Active Substances (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Marie Curie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019