1. Nuclear Technology

Nuclear Energy, an introduction to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear processes; R. Murray; Butterworth-Heinemann 2000

This book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of nuclear science and technology to students, nuclear engineers and anyone with a need for knowledge of nuclear processes. Fundamentals of particle physics, nuclear reactions, fission, and fusion are followed by descriptions of the devices of nuclear energy: accelerators, isotope separators, detectors, and reactors. Numerous beneficial applications of radiation in medicine, research, and industry are discussed. Other topics treated are the assurance of nuclear reactor safety, the status of radioactive waste disposal, international nuclear developments, effects of deregulation of the electricity industry, and the relationship of nuclear reactors to global climate change.


Nuclear Reactor Engeneering; Glasstone & Sesonke; Van Nostrand 1981

This book describes the fundamental scientific and engineering principles of nuclear reactor systems. It covers nuclear reactions and radiations, the control of nuclear reactors, energy removal, fuel and materials, and radiation protection. Even though the book is not very recent, the basics are still very much valid. The reader should have at least an undergraduate engineering level in order to follow all the developments.


Les réacteurs nucléaires à eau ordinaire; Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique; Eyrolles 1983

Ce livre permet de se familiariser tant avec les techniques de base des réacteurs dits "à eau ordinaire" qu'avec les multiples aspects de leur insertion dans l'installation productrice d'énergie électrique, tout en étendant ses connaissances aux autres utilisations de ce type de réacteur, à ses aspects économiques, aux implications de la sûreté sur sa conception et ses règles de fonctionnement, à son insertion dans le contexte industriel. Cette excellente synthèse est destinée à un large public.

2. Nuclear Safety

Eléments de sûreté nucléaire; J. Libmann; Les Editions de Physique 1996

Présentation des bases, des principes et expériences propres à induire les comportements conformes à ce qu’on appelle maintenant la “culture de sûreté”, à l’attention des personnes impliquées dans la sûreté des installations nucléaires. L’auteur insiste sur la construction progressive de la sûreté et sur les difficultés rencontrées en France, malgré un bilan globalement très satisfaisant de la sûreté des installations françaises. Il traite aussi des applications pratiques relatives aux calculs des conséquences radiologiques ou de la probabilité de certaines séquences accidentelles. Le lecteur disposera ainsi d’exemples lui permettant d’obtenir lui-même des ordres de grandeur des phénomènes. La clarté de sa présentation rend cet ouvrage accessible à un large public.

This book exists also in English.

3. Radiation protection

Rayonnements ionisants - Effets de faibles doses; H. Vanmarcke, L.Baugnet-Mahieu, J.-P. Culot, P.Govaerts, L.Holmstock; NIROND 96-03, Ed. J.-P. Minon, 1996


Ioniserende straling - Effecten van lage dosissen ; H. Vanmarcke, L.Baugnet-Mahieu, J.-P. Culot, P.Govaerts, L.Holmstock; NIROND 96-03, Ed. J.-P. Minon, 1996


Ionising radiation - Effects of low doses; H. Vanmarcke, L.Baugnet-Mahieu, J.-P. Culot, P.Govaerts, L.Holmstock; NIROND 96-03, Ed. J.-P. Minon, 1996

The objective of this book is to give to a non specialized reader a clear and objective information on the effects of low doses of ionizing radiations on human health. It describes the physics of ionizing radiation and their interactions with matter, the radiobiology, the quantification of the health effects, the irradiation levels in Belgium, and the basic principles of radiation protection. The book exists in French, Dutch and English and is available through the NIRAS-ONDRAF web-site.

Radiobiologie - Radioprotection; M.Tubiana et M. Bertin; Collection "Que sais-je?", Presses Universitaires de France 1989

Ce petit livre destiné au grand public décrit les rayonnements ionisants, les caractéristiques d'une irradiation, les effets biologiques des rayonnements, les utilisations médicales des rayonnements ionisants, les effets pathologiques des rayonnements chez l'homme, et les règles de radioprotection.


Atoms, Radiation and Radiation Protection; J. Turner; Wiley 1995

This book offers professionals and advanced students a comprehensive background in the major concepts of radiation and radiation protection. Covering both the basic physics of radiation and its applications, it provides a lucid and coherent account of the origins and properties of the different kinds of ionizing radiation, its detection and measurement, and the procedures used to protect people and the environment from its harmful effects. This book illustrates the basic physical principles with an abundance of practical, worked-out examples, numerical problems, real world applications, and data.


Environmental radioactivity, from natural, industrial and military sources, M. Eisenbud; Academic Press 1997

This book is a comprehensive source of information on radiation in the environment and human exposure to radioactivity. It covers natural radioactivity, nuclear fuels and power reactors, radioactive waste management, and various other sources of exposure. Contamination from accidents involving weapons, reactors, and radionuclide sources are discussed, including the latest information about the effects of the Chernobyl accident. The book concludes with a commentary on contemporary social aspects of radiation exposure and risks that offers an alternative view to current, often excessive concerns over radiation, nuclear technology, and waste.

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