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The Simple Physics of Energy Use$
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Peter Rez

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198802297

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198802297.001.0001

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Nuclear Power Generation

Nuclear Power Generation

4 Nuclear Power Generation
The Simple Physics of Energy Use

Peter Rez

Oxford University Press

The primary advantage of nuclear power is that a lot of energy can be generated from very little material—that too with no ongoing CO2 production. The disadvantage is the problem of dealing with radioactive waste—in particular,137Cs. Although somewhat challenging, it still appears to be manageable. Progress in nuclear fusion research has been slow, but the ultimate reward of almost unlimited energy would make it worthwhile to keep going.

Keywords:   nuclear reactor, boiling water reactor, pressurised water reactor, isotope, hot dry rock geothermal, nuclear fusion, radioactive waste, dose, alpha particle, beta particle, gamma ray

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