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Encyclopedia of Nuclear Physics and its Applications

Reinhard Stock (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-40742-2 November 2013 796 Pages


This book fills the need for a coherent work combining carefully reviewed articles into a comprehensive overview accessible to research groups and lecturers. Next to fundamental physics, contributions on topical medical and material science issues are included.
PART A: Fundamental Nuclear Research
1. Nuclear Structure
2. Nuclear Reactions
3. Electrostatic Accelerators
4. Linear Accelerators
5. Exotic Nuclear Beam Facilities
6. Superheavy Nuclei
7. Nuclear y-Spectroscopy and the y-Spheres
8. y-Optics and Nuclear Photonics
9. The Proton
10. Physics of the Neutron
11. Neutrino Astrophysics
12. Nuclear Astrophysics
13. Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions

PART B: Applied Nuclear Physics
14. Neutron Stars
15. Supernovae and their Nucleosythesis
16. Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and its Applications
17. Nuclear Medicine
18. Cancer Therapy with Ion Beams

PART C: Nuclear Power
19. The Physics of Nuclear Power from Fission and Fusion
20. Fundamentals of Controlled Nuclear Fission and Essential Characteristics of Pressurized-Water Reactors
21. Generation IV Nuclear Reactors
22. Transmutation of High-Level Nuclear Waste by Means of Accelerator Driven System (ADS)
23. Fusion Energy by Magnetic Confinement
24. Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion