Nuclear reactor physics is the branch of science that deals with the study and application of chain reaction to induce a controlled rate of fission in a nuclear reactor for the production of energy. Most nuclear reactors use a chain reaction to induce a controlled rate of nuclear fission in fissile material, releasing both energy and free neutrons. A reactor consists of an assembly of nuclear fuel (a reactor core), usually surrounded by a neutron moderator such as regular water, heavy water, graphite, or zirconium hydride, and fitted with mechanisms such as control rods that control the rate of the reaction. The physics of nuclear fission has several quirks that affect the design and behavior of nuclear reactors.
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Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110262200015
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0262200015