publication . Preprint . Article . 2017

Applications of Nuclear Physics

A C Hayes;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Jan 2017
Today the applications of nuclear physics span a very broad range of topics and fields. This review discusses a number of aspects of these applications, including selected topics and concepts in nuclear reactor physics, nuclear fusion, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear-geophysics, and nuclear medicine. The review begins with a historic summary of the early years in applied nuclear physics, with an emphasis on the huge developments that took place around the time of World War II, and that underlie the physics involved in designs of nuclear explosions, controlled nuclear energy, and nuclear fusion. The review then moves to focus on modern applications of these co...
free text keywords: Nuclear Theory, Nuclear Experiment, Physics, Nuclear engineering, Nuclear physics, General Physics and Astronomy
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