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 be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by M. Bucci.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 24-115.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
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