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Fundamentals and Basic Professional Training Courses: Reactor Physics


This Electronic textbook has been made available to the interested reader in order to support self-study for those who are unfamiliar with basic nuclear engineering. The target audience of this textbook are university graduates or postgraduates.

The manner in which the core of a nuclear reactor functions depends on the interaction of neutrons with atomic nuclei of matter. 
The final topic covered in this course deals with general aspects of reactor operation, namely: effect of neutron sources, reactivity effects due to temperature changes, xenon poisoning and fuel burnup.

Resource Information

Quality Level Quality-checked by NS Professional staff
Completeness Comprehensive
Update Frequency Static
Last Resource Update 2004
Subject Nuclear Safety
Organizational Source Nuclear Safety
Data Type Training Textbook
Keywords Reactor Physics; nuclear safety; Training Material on TRIGA Research Reactor; Regulatory Control of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs); EDF NPP Operating Safety Handbook (RC); Thermal Hydraulics
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