Nirmal Singh

Indian Institute of Science BangaloreIndia

Dr. Nirmal Singh received his Bsc (Honors School), MSc (Honors School) and PhD from the Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has been Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and finally Emeritus Professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh. He was the Chairman of the Physics Department from 2004-2007 and Coordinator of the Medical Physics/Nuclear Medicine MSc Course at the University (2006-09). He received an Emeritus Fellowship by University Grant Commission, New Delhi and Emeritus Scientist award by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. His major fields of research are experimental nuclear physics and radiation physics and he has supervised about two dozen PhD students. He has visited, delivered lectures and worked in many accelerator laboratories in India, USA and Europe. Dr. Singh has reviewed research papers for many international journals of repute. He is a life member of Indian Physics Association, Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Panjab Academy of Sciences and Radiation Society of India.

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The book Radioisotopes - Applications in Physical Sciences is divided into three sections namely: Radioisotopes and Some Physical Aspects, Radioisotopes in Environment and Radioisotopes in Power System Space Applications. Section I contains nine chapters on radioisotopes and production and their various applications in some physical and chemical processes. In Section II, ten chapters on the applications of radioisotopes in environment have been added. The interesting articles related to soil, water, environmental dosimetry/tracer and composition analyzer etc. are worth reading. Section III has three chapters on the use of radioisotopes in power systems which generate electrical power by converting heat released from the nuclear decay of radioactive isotopes. The system has to be flown in space for space exploration and radioisotopes can be a good alternative for heat-to-electrical energy conversion. The reader will very much benefit from the chapters presented in this section.

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