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The European Context

Jill Edwards

in Anglo-American Relations and the Franco Question, 1945–1955

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228714
eISBN:
9780191678813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228714.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The historiography of Hispano-United States relations during the Cold War has been dominated for the past thirty years by studies of the latter's negotiations for, and signing of, base agreements ... More


Spin-dependent Compton scattering

N. Sakai

in X-Ray Compton Scattering

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198501688
eISBN:
9780191718045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198501688.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter chronicles the development of the study of ferro- and ferri-magnetic materials through Compton scattering, comparing the information with that obtainable through neutron scattering ... More


Slowing Uranium in Australia: Lessons for Urgent Transition beyond Coal, Gas, and Oil

James Goodman and Stuart Rosewarne

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

If keeping fossil fuels in the ground requires a perceptual shift from viewing them as highly valued, net beneficial resources to seeing them as costly, planetary threats, then Australia’s ... More


Smuggling Kidneys and Uranium

Danilo Mandić

in Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691187884
eISBN:
9780691200057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691187884.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the exposure of two nefarious criminal episodes — organ smuggling in Kosovo and highly enriched uranium (HEU) smuggling in South Ossetia — which tested the resolve, ... More


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

Harold A. Feiveson, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, and Frank N. von Hippel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The global stockpile, continued production and use of plutonium and highly enriched uranium – the fissile materials that are the essential ingredients of nuclear weapons – facilitates proliferation, ... More


Production, Uses, and Stocks of Fissile Materials

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/9780262027748.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Fissile materials can sustain a nuclear chain reaction and are used in weapons and as reactor fuels. This chapter explains the production and use of the most common fissile materials, highly enriched ... More


The History of Fissile Material Production for Weapons

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/9780262027748.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The production of highly enriched uranium and/or plutonium is the key challenge for a state seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. This chapter summarizes these efforts in the 10 states that have built ... More


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


From Nobel Laureate to Manhattan Project Burnout

Matthew Shindell

in The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226662084
eISBN:
9780226662114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662114.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Harold C. Urey's discovery of deuterium and his receipt of the Nobel Prize solidified his reputation as an expert on isotope separation. When the World War II Manhattan Project was organized, Urey's ... More


Japan and Korea in Central Asia: Economic Observations

Edward J. Lincoln

in China, The United States, and the Future of Central Asia: U.S.-China Relations, Volume I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479844333
eISBN:
9781479809448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844333.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of Japan and Korea in Central Asia. As large advanced economies, both countries certainly have the potential to be markets for Central Asian states as well as sources ... More


Internationalization of the Fuel Cycle and the Nuclear Energy Renaissance: Confronting the Credible Commitment Problem

Adam N. Stulberg

in The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804784177
eISBN:
9780804785303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter tackles the puzzle of international fuel supply cooperation. It explains why the historical record of multilateral nuclear approaches (MNAs) is mixed even though internationalizing the ... More


The Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Participate in Resource Development: An International Legal Perspective

Gillian Triggs

in Human Rights in Natural Resource Development: Public Participation in the Sustainable Development of Mining and Energy Resources

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199253784
eISBN:
9780191698163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253784.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines one of the crucial new participants in development decisions — indigenous peoples. International and national legal recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples has blended ... More


DEW Line, Uranium and the Arctic Cold War: Ginsberg’s Kaddish and Nabokov’s Lolita

Adam Piette

in The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the Arctic Cold War and its inclusion in Allan Ginsberg's Kaddish and Nicholas Nabokov's Lolita. The first half of the chapter is devoted to Ginsberg, who first wrote the ... More


Radioactivity and the Earth’s Interior

Gino Segrè and John Stack

in Unearthing Fermi's Geophysics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226805146
eISBN:
9780226805283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226805283.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

A brief mention of early estimates of the Earth’s interior density and age precedes the discussion of the phenomenon of exponential decay in radioactivity. It is shown how decay by the isotopes of ... More


Nuclear weapons and nuclear energy

Ian Bellany

in Curbing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067969
eISBN:
9781781701324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067969.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Nuclear energy has peaceful applications and non-peaceful applications. The centrepiece of all political efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons lies in attempting to harmonise the ... More


An Hourglass of Great Precision

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a historical look at the experiments carried out by Ernest Rutherford to determine the age of the Earth. In 1903, Rutherford performed an experiment in which he separated the alpha ... More


Duck Soup

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the progress made by scientists in their efforts to calculate how old the Earth is. Ernest Rutherford's subsequent research, along with that of the other pioneers, led to a ... More


French Nuclear Energy: Concentrated Power

Kathleen M. Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Nuclear energy is one of the most significant sources of low carbon energy in use in the power sector today. In 2013, nuclear energy represented roughly 11% of the global electricity supply, with ... More


Introduction

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/9780262027748.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The world has struggled for over six decades with the dangers posed by huge quantities of plutonium and highly enriched uranium, the chain reacting fissile materials that are the key ingredients of ... More


The Global Stockpile of Fissile Material

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/9780262027748.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

As of 2013, globally there were about 1400 tons of highly enriched uranium and 500 tons of plutonium. Almost all of the highly enriched uranium and about half of the plutonium were originally ... More


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