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Nuclear Physics Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on Nuclear Physics, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

Nuclear Physics Fundamentals and Applications

Nuclear physics is started with few experiments and some theoretical modeling and we have just completed hundred years of that. Topics covered includes: nuclear model of atom, Nuclear Size, Semi empirical Mass Formula.

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Introductory Nuclear Engineering

This note will cover a range of topics pertinent to nuclear engineering, including particle physics, neutron theory, nuclear reactor design, medical applications, societal impacts of nuclear power. Major topics covered includes:  Special Relativity, Schroedinger's Wave Equation, Nuclear Models, Nuclear Decay Kinetics, Binary Nuclear Reactions, Fission and Fusion, Radiation, Nuclear Reactor Theory: Six Factor Formula, Reactor Design, Reactor Kinetics, Neutron Transport, Light Water Reactors, The Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Radiation Detection and Measurement, Nuclear Materials, Radiation Doses, Nuclear Reactor Safety and Nuclear Accidents.

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Nuclear Reactor Design and Analysis

This note will focus on the basics of nuclear reactor design. Topics covered includes: Design, and Licensing, Reactors and Core Concepts, Heating, Fuel, and Fuel Element Analysis, Reactor Flow and Pump Sizing, Introductory Neutronics, Six Factor Formula, Neutron Transport, Neutron Kinetics, Power Conversion Systems, Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Safety Analysis.

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Nuclear and Particle Physics by Axel Maas

This note explains the following topics: Structure of nuclei, The strong nuclear force, Model of the nuclei, Nuclear transitions, Nuclear reactions, Scattering experiments, A role model: Quantum electrodynamics, Strong interactions, Weak interactions, Beyond the standard model, Candidate theories beyond the standard model.

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Nuclear Reactors by Amir Zacarias Mesquita

This book presents a comprehensive review of studies in nuclear reactors technology from authors across the globe. Topics discussed in this compilation include: thermal hydraulic investigation of TRIGA type research reactor, materials testing reactor and high temperature gas-cooled reactor, decay heat in reactors and spent-fuel pools, present status of two-phase flow studies in reactor components, two-phase flow coolant behavior in boiling water reactors under earthquake condition, simulation of nuclear reactors core, fuel life control in light-water reactors, methods for monitoring and controlling power in nuclear reactors, structural materials modeling for the next generation of nuclear reactors, application of the results of finite group theory in reactor physics, and the usability of vermiculite as a shield for nuclear reactor.

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Nuclear Physics And Reactor Theory

The Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary. Topics covered includes: Atomic Nature Of Matter, Chart Of The Nuclides, Mass Defect And Binding Energy, Modes Of Radioactive Decay, Radioactivity, Neutron Interactions, Energy Release From Fission, Interaction Of Radiation With Matter.

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A Fortran Program for Elastic Scattering Analyses with the Nuclear Optical Model

The purpose of this guide is to describe in complete detail a FORTRAN code named Program SCAT 4 written by the UCLA group in order to analyze elastic scattering of various particle. Topics covered includes: Mathematical Description, Program Description, Description of Input Data, Symbolic Listing of the Program.

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Lecture Notes in Nuclear Structure Physics

This book covers the following topics: Nuclear masses, Rms charge radii, Charge densities and form factors, Overview of nuclear decays, The Fermi gas model, Overview of the nuclear shell model, The one body potential, Woods-Saxon potential, Many Body Wavefunctions, Two-Body Hamiltonian, Configuration mixing, One body transition operators and the OBTD, Electromagnetic transitions and allowed beta decay.

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Elementary introduction to nuclear reactor physics

This book gives an elementary but coherent account of that branch of physics involved in the study and design of nuclear reactors at a standard presentation judged to be suitable for advanced undergraduate students.

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LRL Accelerators, The 184 Inch Synchrocyclotron

This book covers the following topics:the 184-inch synchrocyclotron, Principle of operation of a conventional cyclotron, The principle of phase stability, Design and construction of the 184-inch synchrocyclotron and Cyclotron experiments.

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Nuclear Physics

This book explains the properties of atomic nuclei, their structure and interactions, and the laws governing the forces between their constituents.

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Nuclear Physics Lecture Notes (online reference)

This note covers the following topics: Nuclear sizes and isotope shifts, The Semi Empirical Mass Formula, Coulomb term, Volume and Surface term, Asymmetry term, Pairing term, alpha decay, beta decay, Valley of stability, Fermi theory of beta decay, Selection Rules in beta decay, Electron capture, Inverse beta decay, gama decay, Mossbauer effect, Bethe-Bloch formula, Cherenkov radiation, Bremsstrahlung, Synchrotron radiation, Photons in matter, Photomultiplier, Avalanche Photo Diode, Scintillators, Gas-filled counters, Experimental set-ups, Response of a Ge-Li detector and Radiation units.

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Particles Classification(pdf notes)

This note covers the following topics: strong force, electromagnetic force, weak force, gravitational force, elementary particle, antiparticle and Conservation Laws.

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Nuclear Physics (online notes)

This note explains the basics of nuclear physics such as Nuclear masses and nuclear sizes, alpha, beta, and gamma radiations, interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, Kinematics of decays and reactions.

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Many Body Problems Nuclear Physics Lecture Notes

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Nuclear Physics Notes

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Reactor PhysicsBasic Definitions and Perspectives[PDF 31p]

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Reactor PhysicsThe Diffusion of Neutrons[PDF 29p]

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Process Modeling(PDF 12p)

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Reactor Physics The One Group Reactor Model [PDF 18p]

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Chain Reactions [PDF 13p]

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U. of Boston Radioactivity Lecture notes

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Eastern Illinois Nuclear Physics Lecture notes

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U. of Winnipeg Nuclear Physics Lecture notes

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A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO THE NUCLEAR SCIENCE WALL CHART

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Introductory Nuclear Atomic Physics (PDF 10p)

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Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics

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Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics

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Applied Nuclear Physics

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Nuclear Reactor Theory (PDF 115P)

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