22.13 Nuclear Energy Systems

Class Info

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.

This class has 22.01, and 2.005 as prerequisites.

22.13 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by B. Forget.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 24-115.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Half Term Subject Evaluations, 22.13 was rated 5.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Nuclear Science and Engineering (Course 22) < MIT site or on the 22.13 Stellar site.

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