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Nuclear Energy Science and Technology

Mohammad Reza Pahlavani

University of Mazandaran

Professor in the Department of Nuclear Physics at Faculty of Basic Sciences - the University of Mazandaran, author of more than 100 journal and conference papers inter/nationally, member of the Physical and Nuclear Societies of Iran.


Mehdi Joharifard

University of Mazandaran


Thermonuclear Fusion Nuclear Fission Nuclear Reactors Fission Cycle Light-Water Moderated Reactors Heavy-Water Moderated Reactors Magnetic Confinement Fusion Inertial Confinement Fusion Neutron Induced Fission Spontaneous Fission Application in Industry Medical Applications

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The development and use of nuclear energy goes back to less than a hundred years ago. Today, according to a report of international atomic energy agency, nuclear energy provides about 20 percent of worldwide electricity. Fission and fusion are two major sources of nuclear energy. Since the first reactor was built, several countries have tried to replace fossil fuels with nuclear power plant. Different types of power reactors are constructed to generate electricity by various countries. Nuclear power reactors include light-water moderated reactors, heavy-water moderated reactors, CANDU pressurized reactors, graphite moderated reactors, gas colled and sodium-cooled fast reactors and future pebble-bed nuclear reactors that are constructed by different technologies. About thirty years ago, the average efficiency of nuclear reactors was barely 50 percent, however, today by improving technology this efficiency has claimed 94 percent. Although nuclear energy produced by fission interaction has advantages over fission as well as fossil energies, despite much efforts and investments in the generation of nuclear energy produced by this method, it is not economically viable.

The purpose of this book is to provide an appropriate reference for nuclear energy research that can be used by researchers and students interested in nuclear energy and technology. Therefore, we invite all researchers and scientists working in this field to assist us in this project.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavani

University of Mazandaran

Dr. Mohammad Reza Pahlavani was born on March 1958 in Daregaz, a city in the North of Khorasan Razavi Providence. He received his BSc from the Ferdowsi University of Mashad, MSc from the Tehran University and PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay-Mumbai India in experimental nuclear physics. He occupied the faculty member position in August 1991 and continued his duties as a professor in the Department of Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Basic Sciences - University of Mazandaran, Iran since. He has published more than 100 papers in ISI journals, mostly in Physical Review C, European physical journal A, International journal of modern physics A, Journal of physics G. He presented about 100 papers in national and international conferences and has written 5 books (one in Persian language) as author and 4 as editor in English language.

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