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  1. LCOE Calculator

    16 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gregory T. Forcherio

    Calculate the Levelized Cost of Energy for a facility or system over its lifetime.

  2. Nano*High: From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, Its Promise and Challenge

    02 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Brian D. Wirth

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Professor Brian Wirth from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Nuclear Engineering presents the basics of nuclear science, and discusses the technological challenges involved in generating nuclear power and dealing safely with the by-products.

  3. Neutron Induced Fission Betavoltaic Battery

    11 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Marvin Tan

    A betavoltaic battery having layers of fissile radioisotopes 8, moderating material 7, beta-decaying radioisotopes 6, and semiconductor diode 4 & 5 adjacently stacked one above another, is proposed. Neutrons produced by the chain reaction in the fissile radioisotope 8 are slowed down by the...

  4. Understanding the Role of Fabrication Method on Metal Alloys Used in Nuclear Power Plants

    07 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Esteban Bautista, Alexander Bullens, Janelle P Wharry

    Current nuclear reactor components consist of forged or casted Iron-based or Nickel-based alloys.  Both these fabrication techniques present challenges in long-term performance and structural integrity. A possible alternative investigated in this research includes Powder Metallurgy (PM)...