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There are several threads related to the disaster: Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants - technical aspects of the...
Apr20-14 11:35 AM
exradioa
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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...
Feb14-14 10:08 AM
Astronuc
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This is just a question that has been bugging me for awhile, but, in a worst-case scenario, if you say had an...
Dec14-09 07:51 PM
gmax137
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19 reactor designs using 27 criteria, DOE concludes IFR to be the best reactor design to meet world's energy needs...
Dec14-09 07:42 PM
Astronuc
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Hey all, I'm going to be graduating this year from high school and attending college for engineering, but as for...
Dec10-09 01:11 PM
Thermodave
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I need to use this libraries with confidence. Any articles that involves benchmarking of these cross sections?
Dec5-09 09:41 AM
AyeeGG
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reading my earlier thread about India and thorium makes me wonder whether nuclear weapons remains an active...
Nov27-09 09:19 PM
ensabah6
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Has enyone (in the realm of fiction even) proposed making an enourmous piston engine that would use nuclear weapons...
Nov26-09 07:06 PM
Astronuc
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There's an article in the May 12 2008 New Yorker Magazine by Malcolm Gladwell, in which he talks about brainstorming...
Nov25-09 08:43 PM
mheslep
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Hello all Has any body use HELIOS code yet? I need that in order to preparing macroscopic XS to PARCS.
Nov25-09 05:22 AM
libertad
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Hello. I am currently a senior in high school. I am currently taking AP Physics C and will be through calc III/diff eq...
Nov22-09 08:41 AM
Astronuc
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Submarines are nuclear powered. How small of a nuclear-fission powered unit be made and could it be fitted inside a...
Nov18-09 09:58 PM
russ_watters
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why does fission chamber start to work from neutron fluxes more than source range in spite of being a kind of...
Nov18-09 03:06 PM
Astronuc
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If we were able to build a gas core reactor, how much heat would need to be dissapated? I bring this up because...
Nov17-09 08:05 PM
theCandyman
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Hello all, I'm working on coding a program that tracks photons based on Compton Scattering. However, I'm having an...
Nov17-09 03:01 PM
Hologram0110
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How do nuclear reactors used to power satellites and such operate in zero gravity?
Nov16-09 11:27 PM
vanesch
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I invite you to take a new look at http://focusfusion.org/ After a long search for funding, Eric Lerner and his...
Nov16-09 04:08 AM
belbear
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I found this. Is it cranks or for real?...
Nov14-09 04:20 AM
Brian H
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Right now I think one of the key problems with confining fusion in a tokamak is that turbulence is generated within...
Nov13-09 01:06 PM
noblegas
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If a full scale thermonuclear war were to occur, would it cause the literal extinction of the human species, as well...
Nov5-09 08:22 AM
QuantumPion
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I am researching nuclear engineering in my physics class in high school. I need someone to answer 5 simple questions...
Nov5-09 08:17 AM
QuantumPion
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I understand how it is that nuclear processes release energy during fusion reactions, but i don't know how that energy...
Nov3-09 09:41 AM
gmax137
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I am a mechanical engineering student still working on my bachelors. I have taken a great interest in the development...
Nov2-09 05:50 PM
Astronuc
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How high is the proliferation risk associated with reactor grade plutonium? I was under the impression that Pu-239...
Oct26-09 06:40 PM
Astronuc
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Hi there, has any body use depletion option in citation code in order to do burn up calculations?
Oct25-09 06:53 AM
chivasorn
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Is it possible to use fisssion to create plasmas, then use the plasma to generate electricity instead of suing steam...
Oct23-09 10:52 PM
aquitaine
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Hi I have a question. Does the worth of control rod in a typical reactor is dependent upon power of reactor?...
Oct23-09 06:48 PM
Astronuc
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I think its common knowledge that the next generation of nuclear reactors are going to operate at much higher...
Oct22-09 12:15 AM
Astronuc
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hi Is there lectures on the net about nuclear engineering? I read many but most of them are fundementals. I am...
Oct20-09 06:04 PM
theCandyman
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Hi, I need to learn about nuclear fusion and how the Tokamak works. Can anyone recommend any books/texts/websites that...
Oct20-09 05:58 PM
berkeman
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Understandably so, certain isotopic separation techniques are going to be sensitive (U-235, U-233, Li-6) because of...
Oct13-09 07:23 PM
Astronuc
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Hello all, i need one suggestion for shielding of a gamma source. I have a gamma source with initial activity of 50...
Oct13-09 03:09 PM
Rajini
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The new Generation-IV nuclear power plants under consideration by the DOE will encase their fuel in graphite, rather...
Oct12-09 03:13 PM
QuantumPion
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Hello,everybody! I'm a PhD candidate from xi'an jiaotong university,china. There is an urgent need to make a deep...
Oct8-09 05:38 PM
Astronuc
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I'm currently enrolled in a course in which we will be modeling parts of a nuclear reactor utilizing Westinghouse ANC...
Oct3-09 04:42 PM
CFDFEAGURU
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Hi everyone, I would like know something about the mode MSV (mean square voltage)
Sep24-09 03:11 AM
carlosvelcab
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As I understand it, the magnetic field confines the electrons because of the repulsion of the electrons in the plasma...
Sep23-09 09:24 AM
Pattonias
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Most commercial nuclear fission reactors are large, on the 1000MW order of magnitude. Some of the early...
Sep21-09 07:29 PM
candu600
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error - sorry
Sep20-09 07:11 PM
mgb_phys
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Hello all, I was going to buy this book. ...
Sep19-09 07:10 AM
CFDFEAGURU
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Here's an interesting technology I came across: ...
Sep17-09 11:37 PM
sanman
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I've read MIT explanations on BNCT and some other articles but Istill have some questions about it!(I want to know...
Sep17-09 08:41 PM
Astronuc
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