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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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I'd like to start a discussion/debate of nuclear power for the purpose of informing people about it. I am...
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There are several threads related to the disaster: Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants - technical aspects of the...
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Do you know of any promising concepts for small scale fusion reactors (for electric power production)? I'm thinking...
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Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors might be a fantastic source of energy for the future. It looks like the world is...
Y 08:34 PM
Astronuc
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how images of body organisms are are formed in positron emission tomography...?
Sep16-14 11:06 AM
Hologram0110
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Part 1 can be found here: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=480200 Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits...
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Hi everybody! I read in a document of Canberra saying that:" Genie 2000 Program Library allows a programmer to...
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I'm only beginning to scratch the surface of higher level Physics and, despite my usual haunt being the EE area, I...
Sep3-14 11:41 AM
cjl
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What is the general difference between the two (for someone who is still new to nuclear physics) and which one...
Aug31-14 07:07 AM
Astronuc
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Hi all I am very much a layman when it comes to Thermal Hydraulics and this may be a naive questions but here it...
Aug30-14 12:15 PM
jlefevre76
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Hello! So I have an issue with determining the probability of a daughter isotope's nucleus being on a certain level...
Aug28-14 08:31 AM
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I have been looking for an answer about what a Geiger counter actually measures. I am puzzled by the claim that it can...
Aug27-14 04:34 PM
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Is there any limitation for an NPP to work in 75% of power for a while eg. 3 or 4 months? If so should be any changes...
Aug26-14 07:03 AM
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So I have been reading about LFTR and I understand the concepts but there are a few things I have questions about,...
Aug25-14 04:12 PM
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India's thorium reactor delayed. http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsstart-up-of-indias-pfbr-delayed-4340186 ...
Aug24-14 08:06 PM
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The french IRSN just released a new report concerning the estimated contamination around DAICHI, i extract this map...
Aug23-14 11:28 AM
Astronuc
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Given a monoenergetic beam of photons, how are the interaction cross sections used to calculate a) the dose rate to a...
Aug23-14 11:18 AM
Astronuc
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Some nuclear reactors are called fast breeders because: 1. they use fast neutrons, which means the neutrons have more...
Aug20-14 03:05 PM
QuantumPion
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Would it be possible to just get a swirling plasma in an acrylic tube kind of like the arc reactor in iron man? I'm...
Aug18-14 03:10 PM
Warpspeed13
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Is it true that two quantities of U238 approaching sufficiently close, and combining to form a critical mass will...
Aug8-14 08:55 PM
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I couldn't find an compatible heading for this question and decided to place it here since it deals with nuclear...
Aug4-14 10:58 PM
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I accidentally happened upon this photo while researching some things about the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and I...
Jul31-14 10:29 AM
Morbius
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I came across these slides http://hedpschool.lle.rochester.edu/2009SummerSchool/lectures/Key.pdf which say that the...
Jul31-14 09:27 AM
the_wolfman
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What type of fusion reaction generates the most neutrons? All I've been able to find information for is D-D fusion and...
Jul28-14 11:54 PM
Simon Bridge
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Ok so the equation for the probability that a fast neutron will not leek out of a non infinite mass is Pfnl=...
Jul26-14 11:56 AM
Warpspeed13
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Hello, I am a graduate student attempting to run evaluate the depletion of a ceramic film attached to the...
Jul23-14 02:11 AM
Stephan_doc
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Ok I'm posting this here as well since It falls under both engineering and high energy physics, since I haven't gotten...
Jul20-14 02:10 PM
Warpspeed13
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Hi I am using relap to study a blowdown transient. If I let it run it with actual heat fluxes, the program terminates...
Jul17-14 10:08 PM
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The equation of radionuclide production is as follow dN/dt = k - λN All my textbook assumes that k is a constant...
Jul13-14 11:56 AM
mfb
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Is the radial peaking factor same as normalized radial power profile?
Jul10-14 08:09 PM
Astronuc
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Hi, I am a beginner with the use of relap. So this might be a bit silly. I am studying the heat transfer between a...
Jul8-14 01:28 PM
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I'm trying to find specific reaction cross section 18O(p,n)18F in proton + O-18 TENDL (ENDF format). # p + 18O ...
Jun27-14 08:56 PM
flied
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I'm reading the cross setion of p + 18O Total neutron production ...
Jun25-14 05:55 PM
flied
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hello,every body ,I want to know is there any any free burnup code? thank you
Jun10-14 04:24 AM
googlefans
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Here is an idea I had for a way to deduce the internal structure of an organic object using it's natural...
Jun9-14 05:46 AM
nuclearhead
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Was this technique ever demonstrated experimentally, or it could be regarded as practically failed theory? ...
May27-14 10:46 AM
Astronuc
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What happens when a electron travels through the plasma? Would it be likely that most of the electrons hit a nuclei...
May24-14 06:26 PM
EulersFormula
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I've had to work with p33 and cesium-137 for a few of my labs for classes and for the past few weeks I can't seem to...
May14-14 09:01 AM
jim hardy
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Hi There, I came across the following passage in Sam Glasstone's 'Nuclear Reactor Engineering' ...
May12-14 04:11 PM
Morbius
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Hi, guys there is a quesetion: Could ANSYS software be used for simulate system temperature and flow fields when...
May5-14 08:49 AM
Astronuc
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I have a general security clearance question. Could I still pass for a Q or L security clearance, if I have a single...
May2-14 04:39 AM
UltrafastPED
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So far I've only found some leads into the use of magnetohydrodynamics theory in designing liquid metal cooled...
May1-14 10:04 AM
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