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)...
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...
16 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gregory T. Forcherio
Calculate the Levelized Cost of Energy for a facility or system over its lifetime.
Nano*High: From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, Its Promise and Challenge
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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.