Fusion-Fission Hybrid Nuclear Reactors: For enhanced nuclear fuel utilization and radioactive waste reduction

by Weston M. Stacey

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2022 eISBN: 978-1-83953-652-6 | Cloth: 978-1-83953-651-9

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC

ABOUT THIS BOOK Nuclear energy is contributing to the long-term solution to stave off climate change. However, current nuclear fission technology accesses only about 1-3% of the nuclear energy content of natural uranium, which is inefficient, and also creates a radioactive waste disposal problem.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Nuclear electric power production

Chapter 3: Scientific basis of nuclear fission energy

Chapter 4: Uranium nuclear fission power fuel cycle

Chapter 5: Fission energy fuel resources

Chapter 6: Technological basis of nuclear fission power

Chapter 7: Conversion of nuclear fission energy to electrical energy

Chapter 8: Advanced fission reactors

Chapter 9: The Nuclear Reactor Physics, Nuclear Reactor Engineering, Plasma Physics, and Fusion Technology disciplines

Chapter 10: Safety of nuclear fission power reactors

Chapter 11: The nuclear fission power fuel cycle

Chapter 12: Scientific and technological basis of nuclear fusion power

Chapter 13: Nuclear fusion power reactor studies

Chapter 14: Future improvements in fusion physics and technology

Chapter 15: Fusion-fission hybrid reactors

Chapter 16: Principles and technical rationale of the fusion-fission hybrid breeder and burner reactors

Fusion-Fission Hybrid Nuclear Reactors: For enhanced nuclear fuel utilization and radioactive waste reduction

by Weston M. Stacey

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2022 eISBN: 978-1-83953-652-6 Cloth: 978-1-83953-651-9

Nuclear energy is contributing to the long-term solution to stave off climate change. However, current nuclear fission technology accesses only about 1-3% of the nuclear energy content of natural uranium, which is inefficient, and also creates a radioactive waste disposal problem.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Nuclear electric power production

Chapter 3: Scientific basis of nuclear fission energy

Chapter 4: Uranium nuclear fission power fuel cycle

Chapter 5: Fission energy fuel resources

Chapter 6: Technological basis of nuclear fission power

Chapter 7: Conversion of nuclear fission energy to electrical energy

Chapter 8: Advanced fission reactors

Chapter 9: The Nuclear Reactor Physics, Nuclear Reactor Engineering, Plasma Physics, and Fusion Technology disciplines

Chapter 10: Safety of nuclear fission power reactors

Chapter 11: The nuclear fission power fuel cycle

Chapter 12: Scientific and technological basis of nuclear fusion power

Chapter 13: Nuclear fusion power reactor studies

Chapter 14: Future improvements in fusion physics and technology

Chapter 15: Fusion-fission hybrid reactors

Chapter 16: Principles and technical rationale of the fusion-fission hybrid breeder and burner reactors