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Ending the Use of HEU as a Reactor Fuel

Harold A. Feiveson

in Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Highly enriched uranium (HEU) was used in the Hiroshima bomb, a gun-type device the design of which is well within the capabilities of terrorist groups. This chapter explores the Use of HEU as fuel ... More


The neutron

Rolf Hempelmann

in Quasielastic Neutron Scattering and Solid State Diffusion

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198517436
eISBN:
9780191706974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198517436.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The first part of the chapter introduces the relevant physical properties of the neutron and their relationship with kinetic properties. It explains neutron detection via the ionizing products of ... More


Definitions and Patterns of Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

Matthew Fuhrmann

in Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter provides an overview of definitions and patterns of peaceful nuclear cooperation. It considers some issues that are pertinent to nuclear cooperation, such as the meaning of peaceful ... More


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