22.13 Nuclear Energy Systems
Introduction to generation of energy from nuclear reactions. Characteristics of nuclear energy. Fission cross-sections, criticality, and reaction control. Basic considerations of fission reactor engineering, thermal hydraulics, and safety. Nuclear fuel and waste characteristics. Fusion reactions and the character and conditions of energy generation. Plasma physics and approaches to achieving terrestrial thermonuclear fusion energy.
22.13 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Bucci.
Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursdays in 24-115.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
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